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Re: online accessibility and privacy


From: Jim Allan
Date: Feb 26, 2015 3:46PM

the number of failed attempts to login is set by the system you are trying
to log into. It is not set by the user or the local computer.

On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 4:36 PM, Terzian, Sharon < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Thanks, now do you have that set up so that it limits the number of times
> you can log in incorrectly? and if so, what does it do?
> Just again thinking about security (and someone else trying to break in)
> Sharon Terzian
> Webmistress/Sherlock Center @ RIC
> Adjunct Professor/School of Management @ RIC
> http://www.sherlockcenter.org
> http://www.dubowitzsyndrome.net
> > From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [
> Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:34 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] online accessibility and privacy
> 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."
> Jake
> Please visit me at http://jazzyjj.dreamwidth.org .
> 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
> http://www.sherlockcenter.org
> http://www.dubowitzsyndrome.net
> >
> > > >
> > > > > > >

[image: http://www.tsbvi.edu] <http://www.tsbvi.edu>;Jim Allan,
Accessibility Coordinator & Webmaster
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315 fax: 512.206.9264 http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964