Involving people with disabilities in the standardisation process

Chapter 7 - Conclusions

Standardisation is an important tool to improve the accessibility of ICT. However, there are a number of problems, the resolution of which will require communication and collaboration between the various stakeholders.

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Acknowledgements

The author is grateful for the help of:
G Astbrink, J Engelen, M Galley, C Giovannini, G Hellström, R Hodgkinson, J Jones and A Shipley.


The COST 219ter Action
The main objective of the Action is to increase the accessibility of next generation telecommunication network services and equipment to elderly people and people with disabilities by design or, alternatively, by adaptation when required.

Further information: www.cost219.org


Acronyms

3GPP Third-Generation Partnership Project
CEN Comité Européen de Normalisation
CENELEC Comité Européen de Normalisation Electronique
COST European Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute
EU  European Union
ICT Information and Communication Technology
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
ISO International Organisation for Standardization
ITU International Telecommunications Union
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