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Design for All — Accessibility following a Design for All approach in products, goods and services — Extending the range of users

Name: Design for All — Accessibility following a Design for All approach in products, goods and services — Extending the range of users

Identifier: EN 17161

Issuing Organisation: CEN and CENELEC

Country: European

Language: English

Organization website (opens in new window): http://www.cencenelec.eu/

Link to standard (opens in new window): https://standards.cen.eu/dyn/www/f?p=204:110:0::::FSP_PROJECT,FSP_ORG_ID:62323,2301962&cs=1D28CFDC66E7CEF3CE441294CAA9FEABE

Availability: Available to Purchase

Type: Standard

Issue Year: Approved in 2018. The EN text is not currenly (2018-12-06) available. Expected end 2018-begining 2019.

Forward Review Date:

Fields: Assistive Technologies  Built Environment and Outdoor Spaces  Communication and Information  Digital Health  Engagement, Inclusion and Citizenship  Health and Wellbeing  Housing and Care Facilities  Travel, Transport, and Mobility 

Intended Audiences: Third (Voluntary) Sector Bodies, Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies

Abstract:

This document specifies requirements that enable an organization to design, develop and provide products, goods and services so that they can be accessed, understood and used by the widest range of users, including persons with disabilities.
This document specifies requirements and recommendations that enables an organization to extend their range of users by identifying diverse needs, characteristics, capabilities, and preferences, by directly or indirectly involving users, and by using knowledge about accessibility in its procedures and processes.
This document specifies requirements that can enable an organization to meet applicable statutory and regulatory requirements as related to the accessibility of its products, goods and services.
The requirements set out in this document are generic and are intended to be applicable to all relevant parts of all organisations, regardless of type, size or products, goods and services provided.
This document promotes accessibility following a Design for All approach in mainstream products goods and services and interoperability of these with assistive technologies.
This document does not provide technical design specifications and does not imply uniformity in design or functionality of products, goods and services.

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: High

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: This document will support the European public policies on accessibility and usability. It was drafted under Mandate M/473 of the European Commission

Comments:

This document describes the adoption, throughout the whole organization, of a process-driven Design for All approach in relation to all aspects of design, development, and manufacturing. It highlights that the involvement of users all the way through is a central part of this approach. Accessible products and services are amongst the key outcomes.
This document will support the European public policies on accessibility and usability. It was drafted under Mandate M/473 of the European Commission

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