The Captcha Conundrum & Accessible Alternatives



When a website needs its visitors to prove they’re human, what is the most common technique developers use? If you’ve used the internet, you already know the answer. It’s CAPTCHA.

Ever wondered what all those letters stand for? Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Now you can win Jeopardy if that question is ever asked.

CAPTCHA is generally easy for people with normal eyesight to complete, but it presents a lot of problems for people like me with vision impairments. We need an alternative that isn’t just visual.

For example, I wanted to contribute to the accessibility pages [...]

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