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Oddpost.. you're my heeeero

I was checking out Oddpost today and decided to sign up for a free trial. When You get set up, they ask you to type out the letters in the box. I clicked "why" to see if they gave some better explanation than most other places (I'm curious about these things) and discovered the best explanation for it ever.

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diffrentcolours
May. 26th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)
Might be construed as quite offensive to blind web users, mind.
maddening
May. 26th, 2004 08:34 am (UTC)
...care to explain that exactly?

Unless you're just taking the "it's not utterly sensitive and all inclusive and must therefore be offensive" route.
frobisher
May. 26th, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
I imagine he means that they are thereby excluded from the service as, if a program can't read it, it can't say it out loud either.
maddening
May. 26th, 2004 12:16 pm (UTC)
It's a free email service. They *all* employ blah blah blah site recognition controls on their sign ups these days to stop bots from getting a bunch of email addreses. I don't understand how that's "offensive" to blind people. Maybe inconvenient or annoying or even discriminatory if you want.

Maybe this is a point of vocabulary?
maddening
May. 26th, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
The 'blah blah blah' there is becuase I can't remember the *name* of it. It was developed at some university and has an actual name...
frobisher
May. 26th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, discriminitory is probably more accurate. I suppose the discriminated-against party might find that offensive.

Yeah, I think we're just having vocabulary issues here.

Heck, I'm currently finding American Idol offensive, although some people might think it's "good". *shrug*
mjfgates
May. 26th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
They'll just have to get their seeing-eye dogs to read it for them.
akadashi
May. 26th, 2004 02:09 pm (UTC)
::snort::
Dammit Harvey, you're not reading it right! I've typed it six times already and "go out and kill" never works!
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