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From: Murray Inman (DZZEX54291)
Date: Oct 29, 2014 12:04PM


Just to add in another consideration to the mix, I think it would be
important to recognize the ramifications of changing the password field
type. It could affect those users that regularly use password tools to
create and track their passwords (e.g. LastPass, Dashlane, Keepass, etc).

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On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 9:17 AM, Jonathan Avila < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> > The original question that I put up was on the aspect of the password
> rules and its impact on WCAG compliance.
>
> You may want to check out the cognitive and learning disabilities task
> force at the WAI
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/cognitive-a11y-tf/
>
> and there wiki which does have some discussion about passwords -- just
> search for password.
>
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/cognitive-a11y-tf/wiki/
>
>
> Jonathan
>
>
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> John,
>
> The original question that I put up was on the aspect of the password
> rules and its impact on WCAG compliance. What I understand so far from the
> discussions is that it's the implementation of the password rules that will
> impact WCAG and not the rules themselves.
>
> Regards
> Pooja Nahata
>
>
>
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> 2014-10-29 16:34 GMT+01:00 Jonathan Avila < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
>
> > > I think password hiding is important, so passwords should be hidden
> > > by
> > default.
> >
> > I agree. On mobile devices and especially in public situations where
> > a person who is blind might have their password stolen it is very
> > important to have the password hidden by default.
> >
>
> Assuming that they are using headphones .... otherwise he or she is
> hiding nothing anyway.
>
> This is an interesting discussion.
>
> It would be good to know what the statistics were on password renewals.
> What percentage of passwords are renewed, and with what frequency ,by mail
> authentification. How many passwords do people really remember? Surely
> we remember the ones that have sense for us (and these can be composed and
> changed regularly).
>
> When the initial question was asked about cognitive disabilities and
> passwords,was it more about about long-term retention of many unique
> passwords, or simply the complexity of any one set of password rules?
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