[Accessibility] [Fwd: ISO 16071:2003 guidance on accessibility for human-computer interfaces]

George Kraft gk4 at swbell.net
Wed Nov 3 11:35:00 PST 2004

FYI, there is a 2003 ISO #16071 document as described below.

Ergonomics of human-system interaction
Guidance on accessibility for human-computer interfaces

ISO/TS 16071:2002 provides guidance on the design of accessible (work,
home, education) software. It covers issues associated with designing
accessible software for people with the widest range of visual, hearing,
motor and cognitive abilities, including those who are elderly and
temporarily disabled. ISO/TS 16071:2002 addresses software
considerations for accessibility that complement general design for
usability covered by ISO 9241-10 to ISO 9241-17 and ISO 13407.

ISO/TS 16071:2002 addresses the accessibility of interactive systems. It
addresses a wide range of solutions, including office applications, web
pages and multimedia. It does not provide recommendations for the design
of hardware.

ISO/TS 16071:2002 promotes increased usability of systems in combination
with assistive technologies, when they are required. It does not cover
the behaviour or requirements of assistive technologies themselves
(including assistive software).


George (gk4)

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