Date of Award


Access Restriction


Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

School or College

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Delaram Yazdansepas

Second Advisor

Robert Johnson

Third Advisor

John David N. Dionisio


Accessibility in back-end development is often overlooked, with the majority of discussions and efforts centered on front-end design. To make applications usable for a wider audience, developers must also prioritize incorporating accessibility from the back-end. Back-end web accessibility encompasses the design and development of web-based systems and applications that are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. This involves optimizing the underlying code and infrastructure for accessibility and implementing features that enable users with disabilities to navigate and interact with the site or application. Ensuring back-end web accessibility is crucial for creating an inclusive online environment accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities. Presently, there is a significant gap in research regarding back-end accessibility specifics. This study investigates the challenges in implementing back-end accessibility, explores best practices, and aims to facilitate future research on its impact on user experience and system performance.