Accessibility of Modern (Multi-Factor) Authentication Methods

Thesis typeMaster Thesis
SupervisorErwin Kupris
Starting dateAs soon as possible
SkillsLaTeX, Git, Any programming language
LanguageEnglish (preferred), German
Industry cooperationnot possible
Publish date2024-06-17

Problem and context

The rise of cyber threats has led to the widespread adoption of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) methods as a means to secure user accounts. However, while MFA increases security, its accessibility to all users, including those with disabilities, remains a significant concern. Many modern MFA methods, such as biometric authentication, mobile push notifications, and hardware tokens, may not be easily usable by individuals with various impairments (e.g., visual, auditory, motor).

As digital security practices evolve, there is a growing need to balance robust security measures with user accessibility. This research will investigate the current state of accessibility in modern MFA methods, identify barriers faced by users with disabilities, and explore potential solutions to enhance the inclusivity of these security measures. The findings of this research will be valuable for cybersecurity professionals, developers, and policymakers aiming to create more accessible and secure authentication systems.


The primary goal of this thesis is to evaluate the accessibility of various modern MFA methods and propose recommendations to improve their inclusivity for users with disabilities. The thesis can focus on a number of sub-topics, including, but not limited to:

Thesis proposals for adjacent topics are welcome. Get in touch if you have further questions.