Re: What is the issue with Captchas?
Have you ever tried to understand announcements aboard a New York City subway trains? That’s how most audio captchas sound: garbled, distorted and incomprehensible, even to those with normal hearing.
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: What is the issue with Captchas?
Perhaps frustration might be better used than anger to express the feelings felt. We blind people were given modern technology. Which we saw quite quickly would greatly improve our quality of life. From what it was prior to its advent. We could accomplish things we never dreamt we could. We began believing we could do what sighted people did equally with them. It seems to us, me particularly, the more advanced technology becomes, the more we realize we aren't quite equal with sighted people. Who, can just decide they want to accomplish a thing. Then, proceeding right to their goal. It is exasperating to say the least, when we truly want to accomplish a task; almost completing it, and finding, we are thwarted by a silly string of garbled words or numbers. When all wle are trying to do is to access what sighted people take for granted can be accessed. The whole process reminds us further, we are blind afterall, and are left behind once again. When we find a program which solves captas for us successfully, a change is made. Causing the solving of captas unsuccessful again. There are few captas I have successfully solved alone. Without sighted assistance. This was only due to my ability to hear competently. I can only imagine what such attempts must be like for those with cochlear implants. A few years ago, I heard what sounds sounded like to a person with such implants, and it was a different experience to say the least.