What about making an open source captcha that would:
- Validate a read aloud sentence
- Allow a user to speak a sentence
There is an issue with privacy with Google’s reCaptcha and many website owner are looking for a less invasive system.
I guess a nice widget saying: “Help us improve the web by participating in an opensource engine for voice recognition” would add more value to the database (more user will be inclined to validate already submitted speeches)
This has multiple advantages, it’ll reduce the delay for validated sequences and make more people aware of the project.
There is no need for microphone permission to listen and validate a sentence, so it can be very ergonomic.
The second step is when people are submitting content is a bit harder, as it requires the user to accept microphone input, and some kind of automated speech recognition to validate it’s some valid sentence being spoken. It’s harder, but it can be set up when the former validation (step 1) is failing for a given number of times.
Please notice that, for example, in the office, one could expect a user to have a headphones and be able to assert the spoken sentence is the right one, but having a microphone is not as obvious.
In all cases, I think this will give more breath to this project.