Here is a demo page for something the system administrators at Congress’s website are calling a ”Write Your Representative Logic Puzzle”—a test question devised to reduce automated mail and spam to the reps’ mailbox:

http://www.house.gov/writerep/lp_demo.shtml

Fair enough. But some see it as a way to hinder access and compare it to CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) in terms of its potential to hinder/block people who are blind, deaf, hard of hearing, have low vision, or a cognitive/intellectual disability such as dyslexia.

For the demo, if you are seeking your representative in DC, you are asked to provide the answer to 1+1=[X]. If, in the demo, you are seeking your representative from zip 93292 in California, you are asked to solve a slightly more advanced problem: 6-1=[X]. Hmmm . . . What does this imply?

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