Feb 24

Captcha Gone Mad

by in accessibility, Web Design

While I can fully understand and appreciate people using captcha on web submission forms to stop spam / robots, I really don't get why anyone would make a captcha so complicated that it is unusable.

The IIA Netvisionary nomination form has this "lovely" captcha on it:
inaccessible captchaI saw that and my eyes glazed over.

Sorry guys, but there is no way that I'm even going to attempt to make sense of that.

Darragh also posted about this (he'd know!)

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4 Responses to “Captcha Gone Mad”

  1. From Darragh:

    It’s really laughable! How can a site clame to have an accessibility statement… http://www.iia.ie/accessibility/ but then use such an inaccessible form of Captcha. What’s worse is it’s widely known to be inaccessible!

    Posted on February 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm #
  2. From Mark:

    MACCUTX

    Posted on February 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm #
  3. From Tom Doyle:

    Nevermind the ridiculous captcha… there’s an error on submission of the form!

    Posted on February 25, 2009 at 10:26 am #
  4. From Fergal Byrne:

    I like this one a little better…
    http://www.webdesignbeach.com/beachbar/ajax-fancy-captcha-jquery-plugin

    Posted on March 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

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