[AI] Visual Verification: Petition Asks Yahoo to Tear Down "No Blind People Allowed" Sign

Shadab Husain shadabhsn at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 12:05:05 EDT 2007

Well, I am not even feasible with the audio playing, as Hotmail ones
were clearly bad at the feat. I have signed putting the same thing in
the appropriate space. Getting bad audio would also be pretty queasy;
so bid them to make it as early was.


Shadab Husain

On 7/17/07, ashish <ashishrohtagi1969 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Subject: Visual Verification: Petition Asks Yahoo to Tear Down "No Blind
> People Allowed" Sign
> We ask all of you to review and sign the Yahoo's Accessibility Improvement
> Petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/yabvipma/petition.html asking the
> company to make an audio alternative to its CAPTCHA available so that the
> blind and visually impaired will be permitted timely access to the same
> services as those already granted the sighted. The use of a telephone
> callback scheme is totally insufficient as it does not grant the same level
> of instant access as the sighted and Yahoo personnel
> do not consistently make contact in a timely manner. It is our ongoing
> contention that visual only CAPTCHA schemes without at least an accessible
> audio
> alternative represent "No Blind People Allowed" signs in much the same way
> as African-Americans were deliberately denied entry to restaurants and other
> similar public accomodations in the era of segregation. We ask Yahoo to
> simply fix their grievous error by promptly adding an audio CAPTCHA to all
> its
> properties as soon as possible as part of the company's ongoing
> accessibility initiatives.
> Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
> Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by
> another person.
> Blind Access Journal blog and podcast: http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
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