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Re: Hiding password for assistive technology in MS Accessdatabases


From: JP Jamous
Date: Mar 20, 2017 7:45AM


What version of JAWS and what browser are you using? Also, what is the markup of the text box that holds the password?

I have witnessed such a thing in the past. Ensure that there isn't a hidden JavaScript or attribute that is making JAWS announce the letters. Some developers do that to eliminate the use of "show Password" button.

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Subject: [WebAIM] Hiding password for assistive technology in MS Access databases

I'm testing a front-end interface for an Access database that requires logging in. While the password field shows asterisks to the sighted, JAWS reads the characters being typed in instead of the asterisks that are being shown.

Is there a setting in MS Access to make AT announce the asterisks instead of the actual password's characters?


Dona Patrick