Huenerfauth and his students conduct research on computer accessibility for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, assistive technology for people with disabilities, human computer interaction, and computational linguistics.

Director of the Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory (LATLab)
co-Director of the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research (CAIR)
Vice-Chair of the ACM’s Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing (SIGACCESS).
Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Recipient of RIT's Trustees Scholarship Award, the university's highest honor for faculty research.
Five-time winner of the Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (most frequent winner in the history of the ASSETS conference, which has a 25% acceptance rate and is the leading computing research venue in the field of accessibility)
Former Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal (maximum two terms, 2013-2019)