Liberty and Accessibility

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 discriminates against the blind

The popular social web site discriminates against the
blind. A few days ago, I tried to create an account on

The problem was that in order for somebody to create
an account, they have to enter numbers or letters that they see on an
image. The purpose of these images is to keep computer programs called
bots from automatically creating accounts. The problem is that these
images can't be read by screen readers. I filled out the form to
contact Myspace so they could help me create an account and I haven't
received a response. I will be putting a response meter on this site
to show how many days they go without responding.

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