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Re: Prefilled password fields and screen readers

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From: Rakesh Chowdary Paladugula
Date: Sep 24, 2009 5:05AM


Yes,
I am using JAWS 10 and found that the screen reader announces ******
in the password field.
If you allow internet explorer to remember the pass word it shows
****** in the field and JAWS read them. However to confirm that the
password is correct you can count the number of characters in your
password and the number of characters in the password field. Both
should be equal . This test may not give perfect results always.

Finally JAWS will read the password characters as ******.
Hope it helps.
Rakesh Paladugula.
Web accessibility consultant
Iridiuminteractive Limited
Hyderabad-India.