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The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

Name: Various assistive technology standards

Identifier: Not Applicable

Issuing Organisation: The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

Country: USA

Language: English

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Availability: Available to Purchase

Type: Other

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Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Assistive Technologies  Health and Wellbeing  Travel, Transport, and Mobility 

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


The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America–RESNA Assistive Technology Standards Board (ATSB) coordinates the development of voluntary consensus standards in the United States and represents the needs and views of U.S. stakeholders in international standardisation forums. The ATSB is the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for the development of international standards through the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) pertaining to assistive technology and other products for persons with disabilities.

RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency.



Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: Not known


Various Assistive Technology standards are available for purchase through RESNA. RESNA’s Assistive Technology Standards are approved for publication as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ensuring that the standards development process meets the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process. See standards link.

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