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Fwd: 7 Day Call for Consensus March 17, 2016 ARIA Working Group Resolutions

From: Rich Schwerdtfeger <richschwer@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:37:24 -0500
Message-Id: <491314BE-A25F-455B-860F-B91D271F3504@gmail.com>
Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria-admin@w3.org>
To: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Leonie, 

Did my response address your concern? Microsoft confirmed that people were creating their own custom passwords in the wild and there is no ARIA role to indicate to the AT that this is a password and to tell the AT to NOT echo the password text as you type it. This would facilitate that. 

Rich


Rich Schwerdtfeger




> Begin forwarded message:
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> From: Rich Schwerdtfeger <richschwer@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: 7 Day Call for Consensus March 17, 2016 ARIA Working Group Resolutions
> Date: March 20, 2016 at 3:59:23 PM CDT
> To: tink@tink.uk
> Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria-admin@w3.org>
> 
> Leonie,
> 
> On the other hand, a screen reader could announce the characters being typed and not know to not do that. Furthermore, people are creating these things today and there is no way to know that the textfield is a password field. Would you prefer to not know? 
> 
> I don’t understand how your statement supports your argument. Incidentally,we did vet this with the Microsoft browser security people before agreeing to add it to the spec. Microsoft stated that people were creating their own password textbooks in the wild and there is no way for you to know that is what the textfield is. 
> 
> Rich
> 
> Rich Schwerdtfeger
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Mar 17, 2016, at 3:06 PM, Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk <mailto:tink@tink.uk>> wrote:
>> 
>> From: Rich Schwerdtfeger [mailto:richschwer@gmail.com <mailto:richschwer@gmail.com>] 
>> Sent: 17 March 2016 19:12
>> To: ARIA Working Group <public-aria-admin@w3.org <mailto:public-aria-admin@w3.org>>
>> Subject: 7 Day Call for Consensus March 17, 2016 ARIA Working Group Resolutions
>> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group on the following resolution:
>> 1. Accept Joanie’s addition of a new password addressing Action 2004: 
>> https://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/password-role/aria/aria.html#password <https://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/password-role/aria/aria.html#password> 
>>  
>> I object to the password role. Unless I’m missing something, it leaves open the possibility that an AT will behave as though the characters input into the field are obscured, when visually they may not be. A screen reader user cannot be certain that their password is adequately protected from being observed.
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>>  
>> Léonie.
>>  
>> -- 
>> @LeonieWatson tink.uk <http://tink.uk/> Carpe diem.
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