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Re: Hiding password for assistive technology in MS Access databases

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From: Dona Patrick
Date: Mar 20, 2017 8:00AM


Hi JP,

I am not using a browser -- it opens in the MS Access program itself. I am
not proficient enough in MS Access to know how to see what the markup is.
The only option for me to view the login sheet/form is "form view". I will
ask the developer.

Thanks for the reply.

Dona

On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 9:45 AM, JP Jamous < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Dona,
>
> 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.
>
> -----Original Message-----
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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?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dona Patrick
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