Saturday, January 30, 2010

What in the world???

O.K. have any of you ever clicked on the handicap symbol at the end of the text box when making a comment?  If so, any idea of what that is that happens?

My sister asked me about it.....since her husband is in a wheelchair and seemed perfectly qualified to click on that symbol, he did.  After she told me about it, I clicked on the symbol and got the same response.

First, click on wheelchair.....wait a few seconds and you'll hear a ping, ping, ping.  Then someone talking a foreign language?  

Anybody know what this means?  It sounds ominous!

13 comments:

Just Breathe said...

I haven't done it. My computer told me not to and I usually try to follow its lead. That sounds so weird, I don't get it!

Amy said...

I haven't actually heard of such a thing, how strange!

Gigi said...

LOL! I never even noticed it!! But now that I'm *paying attention* (!) I'll bet it's for the visually impaired who need the word spoken for them...I have macular degeneration and I'll tell you - some days I have a really hard time reading those letters because they tend to distort the word and bend the letters. Hearing the word instead would be a big help!

I just asked my techie son what it was for and he told me it's for the visually impaired so that they can hear the word spoken phonetically. See? I guessed pretty good!!

Tonja said...

I have wondered, but have not been brave enough to try it. I am always so afraid that I am going to kill this computer and everything it has stored on it. But, I will anxiously look forward to finding out the answer...since you are on the quest and all...

Stella said...

I guess I really don't pay good enough atttention. Would you believe I have never noticed the symbol. Oh my! what else am I missing. Thanks for stopping by to visit. Stella

Needled Mom said...

I always wondered what it was for. Interesting!!!!

Deb said...

never tried it....odd

Mimi said...

HI!!!
Now I'm scared!!!!
Maybe we are all being bugged!!!!!
Scary thought!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Leslie: said...

I never tried it before, but i just did and it sounds like an alien talking - all garbled!

Midlife Mom said...

Never have tried it either but I usually don't click on things that I am unsure of. With my luck it would delete everything I had just written and I never want to take that chance! lol!

nancygrayce said...

We probably ARE being bugged! But by some crazy talking creatures!

Debbie said...

I know the answer's already been given, but you know me...

If you hover your mouse over the handicap symbol, you'll see the mouseover text says "listen and type the numbers you hear." When you click, you hear a lot of alien sounding garbage, then a voice starts saying a series of numbers very slowly. When it gets to the end, it says "once again" and then repeats the series.

I'm pretty sure that all the alien background noise is there to confuse voice recognition software.

I'm using the numbers to verify this post instead of the fake word saffeats.

YaYa's Funhouse said...

WIERD!!!!! YIKES!!