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what do screen readers do with "the padlock"?

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 17:50:21 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


Browsers comonly use a padlock icon to indicate that content has been
obtained by a secure connection.  For example,

<quote
cite="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Lock_icon">

The lock icon in the Status Bar and the Location Bar of your browser
indicates that the current web page uses encryption mechanisms for
securing the connection in order to prevent malicious Internet users
from reading and modifying the exchanged data between your web
browser and the web server.

</quote>

Do some screen readers or self-voicing browsers inform the user of
this security status distinction?  Do they generally?  How?

Al
Received on Wednesday, 31 October 2007 21:50:44 GMT

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