Usability of Biometric Authentication Methods for Citizens with Disabilities

HYPR and MITRE collaborated to evaluate passwordless authentication among users with and without disabilities. This study was conducted and is co-authored by Ronna ten Brink and Rebecca Scollan, both of MITRE Corporation, and is one of the first known accessibility studies of biometric and passwordless user experiences.

The research investigated the usability of passwordless multi-factor authentication schemes for users with and without disabilities by comparing three biometric modalities (fingerprint, eye and palm recognition) and one non-biometric authentication modality (PIN) on effectiveness, efficiency and perceived usability to carry out the passwordless authentication of test subjects.

MITRE HYPR Authentication Accessibility Study