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Re: online accessibility and privacy


Date: Feb 26, 2015 3:34PM

Hi Sharon. I'm currently using VoiceOver on a MacBook Air, and it clicks as you type in your password. This clicking wasn't always that consistent under OS X Mavericks, but it seems to work better in Yosemite. I just enabled File Vault last week and had it encrypt my data. Now each time I boot up my Mac, I just wait about 15 seconds and then manually enable VoiceOver with Command-F5. Both Username and Password prompts are spoken, but when I input my username nothing is echoed with my settings set to Word Echo. I've not yet tried this method out with the other verbosity settings though. Then I press Enter and VO prompts me for my password.
When I input my password I get clicks, but they are slightly different. Then I just hit Enter again to log on, and if both fields are correct I get 3 medium-length beeps. If one or both of the fields is incorrect VoiceOver prompts me to re-enter the information. I deliberately got my credentials wrong a few times just to see what would happen, and VoiceOver does indeed read the prompts again. System Access beeps when entering passwords, and NVDA says "Star." Hope this is helpful. Anyone else on here please correct me if I'm wrong. I haven't used Windows now for a little while. I don't know what Window-Eyes does for passwords, and I think JFW still says "Star."
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On Feb 26, 2015, at 3:48 PM, Terzian, Sharon < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

Hi all, so I asked a question a few weeks ago about accessibility and privacy, things like passwords online (people with DD, how do you make it rememberable without putting their security at risk? what does JAWS and other screen readers tell you when you type in your password and what if someone else were in the room?)

This weekend I have to host a discussion in the PhD class about these and any other issues that you think are important, especially with a nod to identity theft and your privacy.

Please speak up and mention any issues/concerns that you and others that you may know with disabilities may have that are unique to the way they view the web.

Thank you very much!

Sharon Terzian
Webmistress/Sherlock Center @ RIC
Adjunct Professor/School of Management @ RIC