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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dkurland, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. dkurland

    dkurland Lurker
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    [FONT=&quot]The Market app on my Android phone (a Samsung Fascinate from Verizon, but also on my daughter's Motorola Droid 2) sometimes asks me to enter the text of a CAPTCHA image before allowing me to sign in. I am visually handicapped, and find these images nearly impossible to decipher, even when I have a high-power magnifier handy. I'm sure I'm not alone here; don't they need to provide an alternate means of authentication, or make the images (a lot) less cramped? I often can't tell where one letter ends and the next one begins. For example, if the text contains "rn" or "cb", those can look like "m" and "do" to me. This really could be an ADA issue; have they considered that?

    (Not sure if this is the best sub-forum for this thread, since it's probably tru on all Android phones and is more likely a system or Market-app issue, right?)
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  2. Anthony2816

    Anthony2816 Well-Known Member

    Some Captchas have a feature that will audibly read out the letters you have to enter...did you check for that?

    Also, slightly off-topic, for your PC there's an extension for Firefox called "Captcha Monster" that automatically fills in the Captcha answers for you. Takes about 10 seconds to do so, which is longer than it takes me to type in the answer, but for you it might be useful.
     

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