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Request #862961

From: Darrell Shandrow
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Support category: Troubleshooting  [previous | next]
Time posted: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 13:36:39 GMT (10 years ago)
Status: closed (1 point to pauamma)
Summary: Missing audio CAPTCHA, "no blind people allowed" sign...
Original Request:
It appears your audio CAPTCHA has disappeared. This now means that blind and visually impaired people are no longer able to prove their humanity to you, representing a "no blind people allowed" sign. At this point, I am assuming it was not LiveJournal's intent to take this away from us. Please respond with an ETA for re-implementation of the audio CAPTCHA.
Diagnostics: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Comment (#3295276)
Posted Tue, 25 Mar 2008 14:15:39 GMT (10 years ago)
Why would you want to lock the blind out of using your service? Please replace the audio support and let the blind access their blogs again.
Comment (#3295337)
Posted Tue, 25 Mar 2008 14:57:21 GMT (10 years ago)
I would like to add my voice here too, even though I'm not a Livejournal user. Please provide a reason for your audio CAPTCHA being taken down.
Comment (#3295366)
Posted Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:24:08 GMT (10 years ago)
As a former blind lj user, I would also like to call for a solution to this problem!
pauamma pauamma  - Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit
Answer (#3295369)
Posted Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:29:38 GMT (10 years ago)
Thank you for your report. Please be assured that it is in no way LiveJournal's intention to keep blind people from using their journals or creating new journals. The audio CAPTCHA system is still there, but the text indicating it isn't displayed in an accessible manner. You should still be able to access the audio captcha by typing the word "audio" (without the quotes) in the text box where you would otherwise type the CAPTCHA text.

LiveJournal developers have been alerted to the accessibility problem and will investigate it and correct it as soon as practical. For more information, you may want to watch the lj_releases community (http://lj-releases.livejournal.com/profile), as corrections of known problems are announced there when they become available.

I apologize for the inconvenience.
Comment (#3295377)
Posted Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:35:46 GMT (10 years ago)
I was actually planning on joining with a few articles I have written but this is just another "blind people ... we don't want no stinking blind people".