Re: speaking passwords
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People are under the misconception that if you can hear your password as you type it, you’ll somehow magically be a better typist or make less typos in this particular field. Yeah. No . . . You’ll at best only hear yourself make a typo or more likely second guess what you typed.
This really is much ado about nothing. We make typos. Sighted folks make typos. This won’t be some sort of magic bullet.
And again, folks should be using some sort of password manager anyway.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: speaking passwords
Unfortunately, I have had happen several times, when I am in the proper password field where the password is being spoken as I type and I have to tab and shift to correct that, probably a focus issue, but I don’t like it when it happens.
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?