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Re: dd requirement / control to "show password" for end-users? Responce to wcag issue 1912

From: Rain Michaels <rainb@google.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 12:32:12 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJO5HusFt-pOS9khtMgP0=eQRnJYaBfOhbn-o4NR1pVODVbgTw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com>
Cc: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
+1 with suggested edits to the response:

On the COGA task force call, we felt that adding a requirement for a
control to "show password" for end users is important and will be helpful.
This wording, however, does not necessarily mean that it will be enough
support. Care should be taken that the icon or other affordance (typically
represented with an eyeball icon) is not hidden to the user, even if using
a password manager.

Also: I would be happy to help write or propose exact language if WCAG is
amenable to adding this.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 9:16 AM Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com> wrote:

>   Hi Folks
> https://github.com/w3c/wcag/issues/1912 discusses adding a requirement
> for a control to "show password" for end-users
> On the call we wanted to respond as follows:   Coga call felt this really
> does help but is not always enough to use it . care should be taken that
> the eayball icon is not hidden when using a password manager
> Any objections?
> All the best
> Lisa
Received on Thursday, 17 June 2021 19:34:13 UTC

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