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RE: [field experience?] PIN echo and talking ATMs

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 12:18:09 -0400
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To: wai-xtech@w3.org

At 10:59 AM -0400 5 07 2007, Wlodkowski, Thomas wrote:
>The Chevy Chase Bank talking ATMs echo the pin when an earphone is

So there is actual practice along these lines.  Thanks.

>I'm not sure you'd ever want to relax the echo feature when
>dealing with the web however.

Sometimes "on the web" is on a cell phone, where text entry is a
fiddly, error-prone business. In this case being able to enable
earpiece audio echo and review of what you have entered could spare
users a lot of "account blocked -- too many bad login attempts."

Bottom line: I think it takes a fresh look; can't guarantee if there would
be sufficient cause to open up the echo to an appropriate audio channel.
But I can't quite rule it out, either.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: wai-xtech-request@w3.org [mailto:wai-xtech-request@w3.org] On
>Behalf Of Al Gilman
>Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 1:01 PM
>To: wai-xtech@w3.org
>Subject: [field experience?] PIN echo and talking ATMs
>The usual treatment of passwords and similar secrets on the GUI screen
>is that
>the actual secret is not displayed, so a passer-by can't learn it.
>Often we have talked about the idea that this non-echo should be relaxed
>when the display is only by private (earphone) audio.
>What I don't know is whether there is any actual practice making this
>One place it could show up is in talking ATMs.
>When there is an earphone plugged into a talking ATM, does the screen go
>Does the PIN echo in the earphone as you enter it?
>[experience with a live ATM is most sought]
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