locked Re: jaws 18 and password fields?

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>

I think allowing to make the password visible/audible could potentially result in many issues, after all, sighted people can't see it why should we hear it? This is one situation where I think it is our responsibility to improve our typing skills so we can reliably enter a password. Imagine if it were in clear text, anybody who knows about Jaws speech history could bring that up and see if they can't find a passsword in there.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 8:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws 18 and password fields?

Maybe you can ask VFO to add this feature to Jaws as they obviously have the code from Window Eyes. If they get enough feedback they may include the best of window eyes into jaws and give us a better screen reader...
I can hope. :)
On 5/15/2017 8:07 PM, netbat66 wrote:
i already don't like jaws. window eyes has the option to speak the
passwords you type in.
too bad its gone.
i am alone unless a ghost is listening in.
i am a 2 finger /two thumbed typer. grin.
most sites only give you 3 chances to type in your password before you
are locked out.

-----Original Message----- From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 7:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws 18 and password fields?

On very few occasions I see a password field where there is a "Show"
button or something along those lines which if you click it will then
reveal the password. But most password fields don't have it for
obvious security reasons and in those cases you can't make the
password visible or make it so you hear the characters instead of
"star". If you aren't confident enough to type without the feedback or
if another physical problem prevents you from doing so then what you
describe is probably the best solution, type the password in Notepad
and copy and paste it. As an alternative you could use a password
manager which would fill the user name and password field for you once
a password has been saved, but here you still have to enter a master
password to unlock the saved password. Only thing is that the master
password is the same for all passwords and at least with Roboform you
can specify a time interval during which the passwords stay unlocked,
e.g. if you set it to 3 hours then for 3 hours after you enter the
master password you wouldn't have to enter it again. I assume other
password managers have a similar feature, but I can't be sure since I
have only ever used Roboform.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 2:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws 18 and password fields?

can password fields be changed so i can hear what i type in?
if i can't i would have to type them in notepad and paste them into
the fields.

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