These include standards for assistive technology, mobility devices, inclusivity for aged persons and much more. In fact, the subject is so vast, we even have guidelines for standards developers to ensure they take accessibility issues into account when writing new standards.
Developed by ISO in collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ISO/IEC Guide 71, Guide for addressing accessibility in standards, aims to help standards makers consider accessibility issues when developing or revising standards, especially if they have not been addressed before.
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ISO standards to remove barriers
Few things can be more frustrating than thoughtlessness and bad design that excludes people. But sometimes the best way to cater for people’s differing needs is not clear. That’s where ISO Standards come in. Covering everything from placement of signage for blind people to safer pedestrian crossings for the deaf or hard of hearing, ISO Standards are all about inclusion.
Beginning with a process that brings disabled people together with experts in the accessibility, ISO publish Standards that make life easier for those who are challenged.
Working together for access for all
Access everywhere. That’s the goal. It means looking with fresh eyes at the construction of buildings, re-imagining mobility, and developing assistive technology that helps people reach their potential. In fact there are so many things to take into account that ISO even has guidelines for standards developers to address accessibility when writing standards.