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jadelennox ([personal profile] jadelennox) wrote in [community profile] accessibility_fail2015-07-28 10:25 am

making captchas even worse

Wow, LiveJournal is now using Key Captcha, the worst captcha I have ever seen in a career of terrible captchas. Don't even bother going to their site if you use a screen reader -- you won't be able to learn anything, because even the non-captcha parts of their site aren't accessible.

Basically, there is a difficult-to-see smallish image, and then some ugly jigsaw puzzle pieces that are parts of the image, that you need to click and drag (mouse only) into the main image. There is no screen reader functionality, no non-mouse functionality, no accessible alternative. I don't know if it's possible to implement with an accessible alternative, but LJ certainly hasn't, and there is nothing built into keycaptcha itself.

I am honestly completely appalled.

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