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Feb 12 2024

KaraLG84 added a comment to T6845: CAPTCHA doesn't work for people with visual impairments.

The problem with audio captchas is that for deafblind people they will not be accessible.

Feb 12 2024, 3:05 PM · Platform Engineering, Web-Team-Backlog, Security, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension), Accessibility, Design, WCAG-Level-A

Jan 10 2022

KaraLG84 added a comment to T6845: CAPTCHA doesn't work for people with visual impairments.

It's nearly a year since I last commented asking if something could be done, and it's disappointing to see that we're in the same place. I am blind and use a screen reader so I know first hand how frustrating this is. I'm also a member of WikiBlind.
With that said, at least there's been a couple of suggestions of solutions.
I'm not sure if Negative Captcha would work, because screen readers probably would not be able to distinguish between the fields we're supposed to fill in and the ones for the bots. Screen readers read webpages by using the document object model and other things, probably the same way bots do. Maybe someone more knowledgable than me on how screen readers work could chip in.
An alternative to captcha I've seen simply asks you to fill in EG the 8th word on a linked page, and the number changes each time the page is refreshed. Go to the OpenMPT Wiki registration page to check it out. It's also powered by MediaWiki.
There's probably a ton of reasons why this is not a good idea, but it's the next best thing accessibility wise I've seen next to the 'I'm not a robot' tick boxes, which incidentally someone actually got a robot to click. So every captcha thing will have some kind of bot that will crack it. The priority should be making stuff easier to use for us users.
I hope that by this time next year something will be done about this, instead of us going round in circles. It's been too long.

Jan 10 2022, 8:59 PM · Platform Engineering, Web-Team-Backlog, Security, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension), Accessibility, Design, WCAG-Level-A

Jan 21 2021

KaraLG84 added a comment to T6845: CAPTCHA doesn't work for people with visual impairments.

Can something please be done about this issue?
It's been 13 years since it was created and Wikimedia's captchas are still as inaccessible as ever.

Jan 21 2021, 3:20 PM · Platform Engineering, Web-Team-Backlog, Security, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension), Accessibility, Design, WCAG-Level-A