We've said it many times: CAPTCHA is evil and sucks and must be eliminated. So we're pleased to learn that Telstra is planning to dump the unfriendly authentication method from its sites entirely.
Telstra's sixth disability action plan includes two undertaking related to CAPTCHA:
- Eliminating all CAPTCHA-based verification from Telstra consumer sites. This is scheduled to be completed by 30 September 2014.
- Including accessibility requirements, including CAPTCHA, in tenders for external IT suppliers.
Both seem like sensible policies to emulate and improve site accessibility.