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

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 10:42:27 -0400
Message-ID: <00ab01c81c95$6d9fe780$0601a8c0@HANDS>
To: "Accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>, "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Correction to mine, it's a button that allows me to view the credentials.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>
To: "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:08 PM
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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