Re: Previous Captia Inquiry
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I am an optacon user, and I have been able to read some captchas with that, but not all. Also some CD liners as well, although we’re beyond CDs now.
The one thing OCR can’t tackle yet is the words on sheet music, such as a hymnal, as the particular syllable is spaced to go under the music notation to play. OCR mistakes the spacing for columns, and only with an optacon can a blind person get those words.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:13 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Previous Captia Inquiry
My guess is that technology just hasn’t evolved far enough yet.
To this day I still can’t make much out of a lot of the weirder CD inserts/liners that I have (and I have a lot of them).
oCR usually comes up with either nothing or a jumble of garbage.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of chris judge
Interesting. If a sighted person can solve a capcha by looking at it, why can’t OCR be made to work?
I think the answer to your below question is that captchas are solved by real human beings who are sitting somewhere and providing the necessary information to you via the particular application that is being used, e.g., WebVisum). To the best of my knowledge, the particular information that is contained within the captcha cannot, as yet, be understood by a machine. If this were possible, Doctor Turing's method of circumventing machine identification of purposely weird-looking letters and numbers would be rendered absolutely pointless, and the captcha would have no inherent value.
As the old saying goes, "one rotten apple at the bottom of the barrel spoils the whole barrel", and we innocents who are undeserving of the precautions that are taken against such wicked perversity are made to pay dearly for it. Oh, how I wish this miserable situation were not the case in the real world, but it seems as though we must continue to suffer!
On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 3:30:48 PM CDT, Maria Campbell <lucky1inct@...> wrote:
If Webbisum could do it, when it worked, why not VFO?
"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
On 9/18/2018 4:28 PM, Andy wrote:
There might be some legal concerns regarding FS implementing technology to circumvent a security measure.