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I'm blind, and I'm Italian too, and yesterday I tried 20 times (more or less) to pass the "human check" to post a question. And what was the result? NOTHING!

So my question is: are there some tips to skip the check?

If the answer is NO, did you think about changing the check to implement logical questions? Something like:

How many letters does the word "Paperino" contain?

Or:

What is the result of: 6 for 3 plus 2 minus 20?

Etc.

EDIT: Wow. On this site, the human control doesn't exist! The problem is on Stack Overflow.

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The human control appears only from time to time, you don't get it on every post. –  stema Nov 29 '11 at 8:58
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Have you tried the audio version of the captcha? –  balpha Nov 29 '11 at 9:01
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He's blind. I suspect he only uses the audio version. –  Ladadadada Nov 29 '11 at 9:59
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Well, I tried obvously the audio challenge... –  Filippo1980 Nov 29 '11 at 10:06
    
emh... sorry for my last comment but the screen reader doesn't love JS (and this site use JS too much), ok I was saying that I have an extension for Firefox (webvisum) and it should traslate the capcha challenge but in this site it doesn't work! Uff... –  Filippo1980 Nov 29 '11 at 10:12
    
Webvisum now works properly! My suggestion still remanins! –  Filippo1980 Nov 29 '11 at 10:18
    
The human check is fairly rare, however I get it on UX.stackexchange a couple times a week. I'd say I get it once a few dozen posts. This still sounds like a significant accessibility issue however and I don't know if/how our captcha program handles accesability –  Ben Brocka Nov 29 '11 at 15:01

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We use Recaptcha standard, same as millions of other websites. Recaptcha has audio for blind users, it's the little audio icon. See for yourself at

http://meta.stackoverflow.com/captcha

Per the (Google owned) service itself, as stated on the home page

  • Strong security
  • Accessible to blind users
  • 30 million served daily

It sounds like per your comment, this was an issue with a browser extension.

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