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Re: CFC Add Accessible authentication into Editors Draft

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:10:43 -0400
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To: "alands289@gmail.com" <alands289@gmail.com>
Cc: Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
+1

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On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 8:24 AM, <alands289@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1
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> Alan Smith
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> *From: *Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>
> *Sent: *Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:57 PM
> *To: *WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> *Subject: *CFC Add Accessible authentication into Editors Draft
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> Call For Consensus — ends Friday June 23rd at 1:00pm Boston time.
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> The Working Group has reviewed and approved a Success Criterion for
> inclusion in the Editor’s Draft: "Accessible Authentication" with the goal
> of obtaining additional input external to the working group.
>
> SC TEXT:
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> *User Authentication Methods:* A user authentication method is offered
> that does not rely upon a user's ability to memorize information; recall
> information from memory; speak; or mentally process presented or recalled
> information beyond the mental processes that are required to use a simple
> web page.
>
> An alternative user authentication is available for users who are unable
> to use the primary user authentication method, unless it can be shown that
> all users have access via the primary method. This alternative user
> authentication method does not rely upon the user's ability to do any of
> the following:
>
>    - memorize character strings, including memorizing correct spellings;
>    or
>    - perform calculations, such as including correctly identifying and
>    entering numbers and letters from a character string; or
>    - speak; or
>    - reliably produce gestures; or
>    - recognize characters presented on screen, and then enter them into
>    an input field.
>
> *Exception:* A user identification method, which relies on one of the
> above abilities, can be the alternative method if an ability is essential
> to make effective use of the content accessed via the user authentication
> method.
>
>
>
> Survey results:
> *https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/COGA_Auth/results
> <https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/COGA_Auth/results>*
> GIT Hub: https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/23
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> The new SC can be reviewed here, in the context of the full draft:
>
> *https://rawgit.com/w3c/wcag21/accessible-authentication_ISSUE-23/guidelines/#accessible-authentication
> <https://rawgit.com/w3c/wcag21/accessible-authentication_ISSUE-23/guidelines/#accessible-authentication>
> *
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> If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have not
> been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you “not
> being able to live with” this decision, please let the group know before
> the CfC deadline.
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> Thanks
>
> --
> Joshue O Connor
> Director *| InterAccess.ie *
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Received on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 18:11:16 UTC

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