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CFC Add Accessible authentication into Editors Draft

From: Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:55:47 +0100
Message-ID: <59495393.9060709@interaccess.ie>
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Call For Consensus — ends FridayJune 23rd at 1:00pmBoston time.

The Working Group has reviewed and approved a Success Criterion for 
inclusion in the Editor’s Draft: "Accessible Authentication" with the 
goal of obtaining additional input external to the working group.


*User Authentication Methods:*A user authentication method is offered 
that does not rely upon a user's ability to memorize information; recall 
information from memory; speak; or mentally process presented or 
recalled information beyond the mental processes that are required to 
use a simple web page.

An alternative user authentication is available for users who are unable 
to use the primary user authentication method, unless it can be shown 
that all users have access via the primary method. This alternative user 
authentication method does not rely upon the user's ability to do any of 
the following:

  * memorize character strings, including memorizing correct spellings; or
  * perform calculations, such as including correctly identifying and
    entering numbers and letters from a character string; or
  * speak; or
  * reliably produce gestures; or
  * recognize characters presented on screen, and then enter them into
    an input field.

*Exception:*A user identification method, which relies on one of the 
above abilities, can be the alternative method if an ability is 
essential to make effective use of the content accessed via the user 
authentication method.

Survey results:
GIT Hub: https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/23

The new SC can be reviewed here, in the context of the full draft:

If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have 
not been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you 
“not being able to live with” this decision, please let the group know 
before the CfC deadline.

Joshue O Connor
Director | InterAccess.ie
Received on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 16:56:23 UTC

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