Need help with captcha/text in the box
Posted by nikkirae on 2/7/2012 at 3:29 PM
Hello, I've recently started a website and want it to be accessable for blind and low vision people. One of the main issues I am having is the captcha or text in the box. I like the idea of it because it prevents spam but it's not very accessable. I want it to be like on this site for instance. I like that it the person is told what word to right or given a task like "write the word saw backwerds". Does any one know how to achieve this? Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Re:Need help with captcha/text in the boxPosted by dgoldfield on 2/25/2012 at 12:11 AM
Hi. I'm afraid I won't be of much help as far as actual HTML coding for alternative captchas but could you have something which would ask a random question which would be easy to answer, such as "what is the answer to 2 plus 2" and have a series of radio buttons, one of which would contain the correct response. The question could change with each visit, thus not allowing spammers to write a script to create bogus accounts. Personally, I use the Firefox extension Webvisum at www.webvisum.com which handles visual captchas by decoding them although I'm not sure how often this extension is being maintained.
Re:Need help with captcha/text in the boxPosted by Thrill Monster on 2/25/2012 at 12:43 PM
I know I wish all sites had a captcha like this one. My advice would be to email Joe S.
Re:Need help with captcha/text in the boxPosted by RKCole729 on 2/25/2012 at 11:33 PM
I've actually been to your site and read quite a bit! Good material!
As far as this site goes, I don't think that it uses any CAPTCHA technologies at all. I am partially blind, and I am still able to use screen magnification. The area where it says "Enter the world
One idea which I was thinking of, although I do not know how easy or difficult it would be, as I am not a professional Web developer) is this:
Say you had a number of images which took up part of a single line on a Web page. The images would all have a line which reads, "Enter
pick a random image
image "elephant.jpg" randomly chosen
check the filename
add the ALT tag when placing the image within the document.
I'm sorry...I guess I am a lot better at writing code than explaining it. I hope that I have made some sense of this.
I made a basic HTML page and put up a picture of my son with the ALT tag reading, "Enter CHOCOLATE here", and it worked.
I hope that something in my long rambling has helped.
Re:Need help with captcha/text in the boxPosted by kathyfir on 2/26/2012 at 12:27 PM
Would love to discuss some website development ideas with you off- list. If you are interested, contact me at email@example.com
Re:Need help with captcha/text in the boxPosted by RKCole729 on 2/26/2012 at 7:09 PM
I e-mailed you earlier today. Depending on how your e-mail provider processes and filters messages, my e-mail cound have gone to your Spam folder as this happens with messages from GMail (my e-mail service provider) at times.
I would post my e-mail address directly here, but anything published here is public, available to anyone on the Internet. I am not really paranoid, but rather just trying to prevent Spam pile-up.
Re:Need help with captcha/text in the boxPosted by nikkirae on 2/26/2012 at 8:13 PM
Re:Need help with captcha/text in the boxPosted by RKCole729 on 2/26/2012 at 9:34 PM
I am somewhat new to coding as well. I have taken programming classes for various programming languages (C++, Visual Basic, Python, SQL, and Asembly), and I have some experience with HTML. I am not sure if you are reading any certain materials in order to learn any of these Web development languages, but if you are looking for a good place to get started in learning, check out W3Schools:
I hope that this will be of some help to you.
Re: Need help with captcha/text in the boxPosted by Windows 7 System on 10/18/2012 at 5:40 PM
Hello. My name is Christopher.
If you have the FireFox web browser, there is a free ad-on you can install. It's called Webvisum. You can get it from www.webvisum.com
You can make an account with them. I can give you an invitation code. All I need is your email address. It has automated captcha solving features.
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