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Accessibility of security indicators

From: <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:55:05 +0300
To: WebAppSec WG <public-webappsec@w3.org>
Message-Id: <328291420718105@webcorp02g.yandex-team.ru>
Hi,

as far as I know, there is no indication of the security of a page available to e.g. screenreader users.

Given that browser developers seem to be highly responsive to security concerns, perhaps we should be investing a little time in making sure that the ?1% of blind users who cannot see the padlock can get something from it.

While we are at it, we might want to consider people using screen magnification, who often lose the part of the screen where the padlock is from their view.

Of course this means talking to the people who make the relevant software as well as the browser makers. But I thought it would be useful to try starting the conversation.

cheers

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Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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