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Version after 11/27 call for Accessible Authentication (A)
Required steps of an authentication process which rely upon recalling or transcribing information have one of the following:
- alternative required steps, which do not rely upon recalling or transcribing information
- an authentication-credentials reset process, which does not rely upon recalling or transcribing information
Except for when any of the following are true:
- Authentication process involves basic personal identification information to which the user has easy access, such as name, address, email address and identification or social security number.
- This is not achievable due to legal requirements.