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Re: what do screen readers do with "the padlock"?

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 17:58:39 -0400
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <D42250EA-0D2C-4BFD-857F-E8997609219E@comcast.net>
To: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>

al,

safari for mac shows the word lock and jaws shows secure connection.   
jaws only shows secure connection when you envoke forms mode, safari  
shows "lock at the top of the window.

On Oct 31, 2007, at 5:50 PM, Al Gilman wrote:

>
>
> 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 21:58:58 GMT

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