gabriele renzi wrote:

> Markus ha scritto:
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>> On Mon, 2004-10-25 at 08:54, trans. (T. Onoma) wrote:
>>
>>> On Monday 25 October 2004 11:35 am, Jamis Buck wrote:
>>> |
>>> | ASCII art will still suffer from accessibility issues, since a screen
>>> | reader will not be able to read the ASCII art in any intelligible 
>>> way to
>>> | the user. :( However, it is an ingenious approach...I'm tempted to 
>>> look
>>> | into that, JFTHOI.
>>>
>>> There is no way to do otherwise for a captcha system. How would a 
>>> blind person every be able to use a captcha system?
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>>
>>      Think creatively.  You could fairly easily come up with a text
>> based captcha system that was screen reader friendly and had no external
>> dependencies.  For example test riddles / story problems that would be
>> dirt simple for a human but next to impossible for a program "in the
>> general case" could be rather easily generated in pure ruby.
>>
>>     For example:
>>
>>           Three things that go "quack" landed in a circular pond
>>           that was 10 meters across.  They found fourteen early shoes 
>>           and each of them ate as many as he wanted.  How many shoes 
>>           were left?
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> imho they could be even simpler, just have an array  of 
> question/answer things like
> "enter 2 plus 2" "4"
> "the color of a white horse" "white"
> "4 letters, Read The Fricking Manual" "RTFM"
> "the thing after 1 and 2 " "3"
> no standard way for a bot to guess, and totally dumb for a user
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>>      I don't think so.  It's like the story of the two campers who see a
>> bear*; we don't need to be impenetrable, just more trouble than it's
>> worth, so they'll go elsewhere.
>>
>>       -- Markus
>>
>> * One of the campers takes off running, and the other quickly 
>> follows. So does the bear.  The second camper calls out "I don't 
>> think this was
>> such a good idea; we'll never outrun that bear."  To which, the first
>> responds, "I don't need to outrun the bear, I just need to outrun you."
>>
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> I recall a t-shirt over thinkgeek that was "if you're with an halfing 
> and a dragon, remember, you don't have to outrun the dragon, you have 
> to outrun the halfling" :)
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