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RE: Next steps for accessible authentication

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:01:50 +0000
To: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
CC: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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From: Gregg C Vanderheiden [mailto:greggvan@umd.edu]
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 2:23 PM
To: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>

Also — are these supposed to be easier than copying something ?

All of these appear to be cognitively much more complicated than copying information from one place into the field.   As such - is this something where the solution requires more cognitive skills than the problem?
[Jason] That’s the right question to ask. If someone can’t copy information reliably (even one digit at a time, for instance), then which of the alternatives are they then likely to be able to use?
It’s clear that memorizing information (especially passwords in large numbers) is problematic even for some people who don’t have any form of cognitive disability, and that we need more secure, and less demanding, authentication mechanisms.

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