People have been Up At Arms over Blogger's new word verification. Gone is that sole colorful word. Now there are two, one often blurred, and the middle-aged-to-old eyes of the stitchers (stitchers!) are unable to play.
You've probably never thought of yourself as handicapped before but that's what you are. And because we have the ADA in this country, Blogger is required to have an alternative approach. It's right there, didn't you notice? See the word verification box where it says "Type the Two Words"? Right next to it are three icons: a refresh icon, an audio icon (volume button), and a question mark. You need the audio icon (pictured). If you hit that, you will get spoken words to use for your verification. It will sound like you are at a party but there will be about five words that are spoken very clearly for you to write.
Of course this does nothing for the deaf person or the nonnative speaker who may have more difficulty deciphering spoken language, but it will definitely help a number of you.
And now that I have written this, I am going to link to it when people complain about Blogger's new word verification. You can feel free to do the same.