Captcha Guide

All of the Scunthorpe Musical Festival (SMF) contact and application forms use a CAPTCHA test.

What is a CAPTCHA test?

A CAPTCHA is a simple online test to prove you are a human and not a software program automatically completing/submitting contact forms.
A CAPTCHA test is made up of two simple parts: a randomly generated sequence of letters and/or numbers that appear as a distorted image, and a text box. To pass a the test and prove your human identity, simply type the characters you see in the image into the text box.

When does SMF use CAPTCHA?

SMF uses CAPTCHA to strengthen the security around the most sensitive account access points. You may see a CAPTCHA when you:

Sign up for a SMF newsletter
Sign up for SMF membership
Complete SMF entry forms
Use an SMF contact form

I am having difficulty viewing a CAPTCHA image. What can I do?

If you can’t see a CAPTCHA image or are having trouble reading the text, click the refresh icon next to the captcha image or, refresh your browser for a new image.

Although CAPTCHAs normally rely on images, audio versions are available for the visually impaired. To access an audio version, click the link that appears near the text box as the International Symbol of Access image (the wheel-chair icon). The alternate text for this image is, “Listen and then type the numbers you hear.” CAPTCHA is not supported for the deaf-blind community.

To Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about the subject of CAPTCHA we recommend the Wikipedia article about CAPTCHA.

“CAPTCHA” is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” trademarked by Carnegie Mellon University.