[Owasp-leaders] Web Application Security - Blind and Visually Impaired Persons

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Sun Dec 5 14:11:03 EST 2010


I spoke at AppSec Europe 2009 about "Can an accessible web application
be secure? Assessment issues for security testers, developers and
auditors", http://www.owasp.org/images/2/22/AppSecEU09_owasp_appsec_eu09_colin_watson_2.ppt.
In this I looked at WCAG2, to identify the types of issues that may
contribute to additional vulnerabilities. A key issue is that any
alternative ways to undertake a task must be equally "secure". And of
course "accessibility" does not just relate to people with

The Global Industry Committee has also just submitted a response to
the US DOJ "Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
Provide - Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and
Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations"



Colin Watson

On Sunday, 5 December 2010, Petr Zavodsky - OWASP
<petr.zavodsky at owasp-czech-republic.cz> wrote:
> Dear Leaders,
> I have an idea for an "Web Application Security - Blind and Visually
> Impaired Persons" project.
> Have you any experience with a web application security vs. blind and
> visually impaired persons?
> Can anyone give me any data, experiences or compelling stories that
> could help?
> Many thanks, best regards,
> Petr Zavodsky
> OWASP Czech Republic
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