The WCAG 2.2. Success Criterion 3.3.8 aims to create an accessible, user-friendly, and secure login method. Many websites use usernames and passwords for authentication, but memorizing this information poses a challenge for individuals with certain memory, attention, problem-solving, and language skills impairments.

Memory and pattern-related cognitive function tests

Having to remember a set of random characters or perform pattern-related gestures on touch screens can exclude certain users. Therefore, when employing such tests, an alternative authentication method should be made available – otherwise, Success Criteria 3.3.8 will not be satisfied. When the authentication process is multi-step, all steps must comply.

Account recovery authentication

If alternative information is used for account recovery, other than email and password or over and above email and password, an accessible test method must be available, i.e.,…

Working with non-profits, charities, voluntary and public sector organisations and social enterprises for over 20 years. Jim set up one of the worlds first website accessibility web agencies in the mid 1990s.