Ensuring seamless access for all users while maintaining security
hCaptcha is designed to stop bots by distinguishing them from people. Visual tests are a convenient tool for this, but not everyone can solve a visual challenge. For this reason we have designed a simple, painless alternative to let publishers using our service preserve accessibility for all with full Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance.
How it works: first, an accessibility user signs up at this URL, which is linked in the hCaptcha widget info page. They are given an encrypted cookie that can be used several times per day, but must be refreshed every 24 hours via login.
When a challenge is presented to them on any site using the hCaptcha service, they will automatically pass.
Q: Is hCaptcha Section 508 + WCAG 2.0 compliant?
A: We believe so: all users with any form of impairment who are able to browse the web and enter text on forms can access services protected by hCaptcha upon registration. You should perform your own evaluation based on your particular implementation to ensure this is the case for your particular deployment.