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Re: Accessibility of security indicators

From: Oda, Terri <terri.oda@intel.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:31:28 -0800
Message-ID: <CACoC0R9sYmwMtk-dTQYTRZcT3hj-nMWu+HRucCR-njxonrS5NA@mail.gmail.com>
To: WebAppSec WG <public-webappsec@w3.org>
On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 5:17 AM, Mike West <mkwst@google.com> wrote:

> It's certainly an important question, but probably one that's best
> addressed by filing bugs against individual browser vendors rather than
> mandating something in a spec. I've just filed https://crbug.com/447191,
> for instance.
>

Best addressed that way, probably, but I do kind of love the idea of using
attention to security as hack to get more attention to accessibility.
Clever!

It's pretty easy to see a slippery slope on this ("If we start making any
sort of UI recommendations, would we need to do that everywhere?  doesn't
it make more sense to do it nowhere instead?") but I am *awfully* curious
now whether periodic non-normative accessibility reminders and suggestions
in specs might have a positive impact.
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