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Visual Verification on Steroids: We the Blind May Soon Lose the Ability to Transact Business!

May 13, 2006 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

We think we’ve got problems with visual verification now? Watch out! In the future, those of us whom happen to be blind and visually impaired may find it virtually impossible to do business online. Credit cards may soon incorporate a visual display. The mineature screen will display a random number which must be entered in order to successfully complete transactions. Absolutely nothing is stated concerning alternatives for blind customers. Read the article entitled One Time Password DisplayCard heightens transaction security – Engadget and let us know your thoughts. This technology, without alternatives, surely represents a clear and present danger. Please provide any available information on what steps may be put in place to enable our continued ability to do business.

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One opinion on “Visual Verification on Steroids: We the Blind May Soon Lose the Ability to Transact Business!

  1. Well, if you have the device connected to your computer, you just touch the screen with your hand, like a electronic, fingerprint, no big deal, right? That may be the best solution to all visual varifications?

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