Re: Previous CAPTCHA Inquiry
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OCR has come a very long way since I used the first Kurtz while reader in the mid-80s, but it has its limitations. CAPTCHAs are created specifically to be unidentifiable by OCR systems. Though at times, OCR can convert these, if there was a much better rate of success doing that, you can bet that the designers of CAPTCHAs would work at making even nastier ones. The auditory CAPTCHA can often be useless especially for folks like me who also have a hearing loss.
A few times, I have encountered auditory CAPTCHAs with none of the background noise one usually finds. This other form speaks a simple problem or question to which the human provides an answer. There well may be ways of defeating that approach, but it would seem to be an alternative with potential. Given the numbers of visually impaired elder boomers in my generation who will develop vision loss, I hope that other methods will be created.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Previous Captia Inquiry
You can sometimes read the text of an image posted on facebook. Here’s what I’ve started to do.
Open the image in “full size”. This means it basically has its own browser tab.
Save the .jpg.
Recognise with jAWS.
It sometimes works.
I’ve only been using jAWS 2018 for about a week, but I noticed the oCR is much improved from JAWS 18. It’s still not of a high standard, but I can get intelligible text from an image at least some of the time.
Of course, a lot of things can interfere with oCR. The other day someone posted an image of a vintage horror/sci-fi movie on facebook. I did the usual oCR trick and ended up with something like “vewiuroapeiy v b r mst r 0”
I agree. I hope with adding more OCR that will be possible as well as reading the text of images posted on things like face book.
Yes it would, now that would be a feature worth paying for.
So let us suggest it again.
Eric, how about a captcha-reading capability within Jaws. That would be nice. Thank you.
"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
On 9/18/2018 3:49 PM, Steve wrote:
this, then you can bet the companies that design Captia would work harder a making them indecipherable.