EN 17161 ‘Design for All – Accessibility following a Design for All approach in products, goods and services – Extending the range of users‘ has been approved.
This standard was prepared by CEN-CLC JWG 12 ‘Design for All’ in response to mandate M/473 to include ‘Design for All’ in relevant standardisation initiatives, and in training material on accessibility standardisation. ANEC, the European consumer voice in standardization, campaigned for the adoption of the standard, as well as contributing significantly to its drafting.
A Design for All approach can maximise the range of potential users of products, goods and services, and so increase market share. It can also increase the proportion of the population, including persons with disabilities, able to participate fully and independently in society. The accessibility of products, goods and services realised by Design for All therefore represents a win-win for all citizens and organisations.
Hear more on ‘accessibility’ and ‘design for all’ during the PROGRESSIVE Final Conference on January 31st, 2019 in Brussels!