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Design management systems. Managing inclusive design. Guide

Name: Design management systems. Managing inclusive design. Guide

Identifier: BS 7000-6

Issuing Organisation: BSI

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English

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Availability: Available to Purchase

Type: National standard

Issue Year: 2005

Forward Review Date: 2016

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


This provides a comprehensive framework to help all private enterprises, public sector and not-for-profit organizations ensure that disabled people’s needs are considered throughout the lifecycle of a product or service.

The goal of the standard is to meet the needs of consumers of diverse age and capability in a wide range of contexts because appropriate access to information, products, services and facilities is a fundamental human right. Mainstream products and services often fail to meet the needs of all who could benefit from them, sidelining some potential customers to specialist providers.

How will the inclusive design guidelines help?

The new guidelines will help businesses to be inclusive so, for example, someone with a hearing loss will be able to buy a telephone in a mainstream store and choose the product and brand they prefer.

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: High

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: Not known


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