Enable secure access without a memorized password
This feature allows the user to securely access the system and any private personal data without requiring a memorized password and user name. There are many options possible to address this need, including stored passwords, automatic logins, and special USB “keys” – memory sticks containing authentication information.
Discussion by Disabilities
Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy
It may be difficult for a person with a cognitive disability, low literacy, or memory problem to remember and enter a username/password. An authentication method that doesn’t require text entry can allow these users to easily and securely access information.
Related Research and Papers
- Disabilities and Authentication Methods: Usability and Security- Kirsi Helkala
- Passwords for Everyone: Secure Mnemonic-based Accessible Authentication- Umut Topkara, Mercan Topkara, Mikhail J. Atallah
- Learning System-assigned Passwords: A Preliminary Study on the People with Learning Disabilities- Sonali Tukaram Marne, Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen, Matthew Wright
- Towards Improving the Memorability of System-assigned Random Passwords- Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen, Kanis Fatema, Sonali Marne, Sadia Ahmed, Sovantharith Seng, Matthew Wright, Shannon Scielzo
- Bend Passwords for People with Vision Impairment- Daniella Briotto Faustino
- Investigating User Behavior for Authentication Methods: A Comparison between Individuals with Down Syndrome and Neurotypical Users- Yao Ma, Jinjuan Feng, Libby Kumin, Jonathan Lazar
- Strategies: an inclusive authentication framework- Natã M. Barbosa
- Universal Authentication: Towards Accessible Authentication for Everyone- Yang Wang