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

From: Kelly Ford <kford@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 07:26:54 -0700
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EDCF0FDE5371C841A6AF16AF6C249290980AA79BE0@NA-EXMSG-W601.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>

Folks have commented on JAWS here.  I'll add that with IE7 and Window-Eyes, the user hears "security report" in this situation as part of Window-Eyes summary of the page and the term security report is appended to the status line details when the user reads the status line.

Kelly



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Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 7:09 PM
To: Al Gilman
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Subject: Re: what do screen readers do with "the padlock"?



mine says "lock icon"
Linux, Pine/Lynx, Emacspeak


Bob

On Wed, 31 Oct 2007, 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
>

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