2004.08.19

Some web sites use a ‘captcha’ which is a dynamically generated image with some code that must be input for you to post a comment. It’s a great idea, but oh, the accessibility of it all! What of people who can’t read that image? I mean, come on, haven’t we all dove into accessibility by now?

I have a solution, in the form of Text::Banner, and it goes something like this:

#######  #####   #####  #       
#       #     # #     # #    #  
#       #             # #    #  
#####   #  ####  #####  #    #  
#       #     #       # ####### 
#       #     # #     #      #  
#        #####   #####       #  

There! An accessible captcha ‘image’ as it were… it should even work in Lynx!

But wait, don’t like horizontal, try vertical! That’ll trip up those pesky spambots!

#######
   #  #
   #  #
   #  #
   #  #
      #
      #
      
 ##### 
#     #
#     #
#  #  #
#  #  #
#  #  #
 ### # 
 
 #   # 
#  #  #
#  #  #
#  #  #
#  #  #
#  #  #
 ## ## 
 
  #####
  #    
  #    
  #    
  #    
###### 
  #    

Urm… maybe not… I’ll work on it a bit more…

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