Decentralized Identifiers and A11y


A brief followup to our APA conversation about Decentralized Identifiers
and their potential to replace CAPTCHA. The current spec draft is here:

The following statement drew my attention: "Portions of the work on this
specification have been funded by the United States Department of
Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate under contracts
HSHQDC-16-R00012-H-SB2016-1-002 and HSHQDC-17-C-00019."

While I am no attorney I do understand the U.S. funding would bring this
technology development under the provisions of Sec. 508[1], i.e. the
technology developed needs to be accessible and support accessibility.

We'll try to learn more about the potential this may (or may not) have
to help kill interactive CAPTCHA during TPAC.





Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures

Received on Friday, 23 August 2019 12:42:22 UTC