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Bug 13938 - Implement TextCha as more accessible CAPTCHA for vision impaired people
Implement TextCha as more accessible CAPTCHA for vision impaired people
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension) (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: accessibility
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-05-03 20:16 UTC by soloturn
Modified: 2010-05-16 20:31 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description soloturn 2008-05-03 20:16:24 UTC is a possibility to provide simpler and better captchas than with images and audio. and it has the advantage to be equal for vision impaired persons.
Comment 1 jonnymt 2008-06-05 08:20:42 UTC
Just wanted to note that a blind user also brought this up at Jimbo's en-wiki talk page--I have to agree that it's a good idea.
Comment 2 Radon210 2008-06-05 11:39:11 UTC
I've changed the product to MediaWiki extensions as it is about an extension (ConfirmEdit).
Comment 3 Platonides 2010-05-16 20:31:03 UTC
TextCha looks very similar to the already implemented QuestyCaptcha interface. Main difference seems to be that moinmoin could allow several answers to the same question, being a regex (easy to add if needed).

Basically, when using QuestyCaptcha you provide a secret set of questions whose answer cannot be automated (eg. what's this wiki name?, In which year did [[World War II]] finish?).

The main disadvantages for large wikis like wikipedia are:
 -You cannot automatically create new questions, they have to be made by a human  (and a small questions set makes it inefficient).
 -Questions have to be different for each language.

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