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Re: Internet banking accessibility

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 15:26:52 -0400 (EDT)
To: Francisco Godinho <f.godinho@mail.telepac.pt>
cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, IBM SR List <IBM-SRD@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU>, IBM-HPR <IBM-HPR@talklist.com>, dolphin-l@edessa.topo.auth.gr, Luis Azevedo <pclma@alfa.ist.utl.pt>, Francisco Antonio Soeltl <fsoeltl@micropower.com.br>, Rui Fontes <fontes@ip.pt>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9905031524520.22923-100000@tux.w3.org>
There are instances where the banking is not done via web browsers and
servers but by special purpose software. If this software does not support
accessibility it can actually make things more difficult. (On the other hand,
I am in the US for a year, but my house is in Victoria Australia. Many
government services such as vehicle registration and council taxes are
handled by the Internet, currently using a very inaccessible system called
maxi. Nothing seems to be perfect yet.)



On Mon, 3 May 1999, Francisco Godinho wrote:

  Hello all
  As far I know Internet banking is only web-based.
  Usually, Internet  banking is made by a network of three servers: Web
  Server, Internet Banking Server and a Customer SQL Database.
  Requests for online Baking information are passed on from the Web server to
  the Internet Banking Server.
  Data security between the customer browser and the web server is handled
  through a security protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL provides
  data encryption, server authentication, and message integrity for a Internet
  I think that an easy way to use Internet banking transactions and services
  for people with
  disabilities could be made using Email commands.
  The idea is to replace the web communication between the customer's PC and
  the web Server by Email commands  (like we use in some mailing lists). This
  could be made probably using secure email - using digital ID you can
  identify yourself and exchange encrypted messages.
  Do you know any Internet e-commerce or Internet banking service using this
  concept ?
  Francisco Godinho
  GUIA/PASIG - Portuguese Accessibility Special Interest Group

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