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ACTION ITEM: Review of security and privacy issues paper

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:17:41 -0500
To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFAA8E0149.ABF0291E-ON86257E90.00524BC6-86257E96.00490B78@us.ibm.com>
The research was excellent. I would add the following, the first of which 
was discussed in the IndieUI effort and will be encountered as we move to 
a more personalized web where the user's personal needs and preferences 
may be passed to a site so that it may provide essential access. 

Under "Web security and privacy technologies often block people with 
cognitive and/or physical disabilities who may not be able to:"
a bullet needs to be added that states:

When authentication occurs a user may be asked whether they trust the site 
to be able to pass personal, accessibility-related, preferences to the 
site. This was discussed in IndieUI work. A user may be afraid to trust a 
new site and it could cause them to cancel a transaction.  The act of 
asking the question may create concern for any impaired user and for the 
mature market this may cause even greater concern.

Under "Many people with cognitive disabilities:" add a bullet:
Users may not be familiar with how to operate the captcha form as its look 
and feel vary from site to site.

A solution for the last one would be a consistent personalized appearance 
across web sites. Different forms of authentication, such as a a NFC 
device with a security key is a way to provide simplified consistent 
access and avoid varying captcha UIs. 

Rich Schwerdtfeger
Received on Monday, 3 August 2015 13:18:15 UTC

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