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Sign the Google Word Verification Accessibility Petition Today

January 12, 2006 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

We at the Blind Access Journal call upon all blind and visually impaired people and those whom care about what happens to us to sign the Google Word Verification Accessibility Petition asking Google to provide an accessible alternative to the visual verification scheme that currently locks us out of participation in all the company’s services. After allowing sufficient time to collect a significant number of signatures, the signed petition will be sent, via certified mail along with a personalized letter, to Dr. Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO. Visual verification without accessibility represents a growing, immediate clear and present danger to the continued ability of the blind and visually impaired to participate in all the Internet has to offer on terms of equality with our sighted peers. Let’s all sign this petition and do all we can to urge Google to make the situation right by following the company’s own mission statement and allowing participation by all.

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2 opinions on “Sign the Google Word Verification Accessibility Petition Today

  1. Hey there this is a great petition. Hope it gets lots of signatures, it had 78 at last check, so keep spreading the word about this to all that could use it!

  2. Hi Darrell and Karen: I saw this petitions site a few months ago and wondered to myself jost how it might be used for advocacy. You guys have shown the way. Let’s see if it works. And, thanks very much for taking the initiative and the time to get this started. Chris Gray, President, ACB

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