Re: speaking passwords

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>

They could have such a problem, I suppose, until they Tabbed, and found another form field.


Bill White



From: [] On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: speaking passwords


I was unaware other screen readers echoed the characters.  When typed as pass words.  The question I have for those who advocate the pass word key echo being an option is this:  There are times I find myself in a user name form field.  Rather than in the pass word form field.  In fact, I did so today.  When I heard the beginning of my pass word, I immediately realized I was in the wrong form field.  Wouldn't those advocating pass words being echoed have a similar problem.  Should their request not be honored by the web site on which they were.  Due to their not understanding they were using the incorrect form field?

----- Original Message -----

From: Bill White

Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:34 PM

Subject: Re: speaking passwords


By the way, Brian, we’re not asking that the passwords be shown on the screen, only key echoed, the same way keys are echoed when we have JAWS set to echo characters.


Bill White



From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2018 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: speaking passwords


On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 04:08 PM, Bill White wrote:

The security argument is spurious.

No, it's not.   And just for the record I have no direct or indirect ties to VFO.

If something like this exists it is 100% certain, at one point or another, to be accidentally turned on.  That alone is reason enough on security grounds to say, "No"

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

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