Braille Standards

The best known communication system for blind people is Braille which was developed by Louis Braille. A combination of six dots can only have 64 different configurations. This gives a problem in that many more than 64 different characters are often needed. For computer use it is common to use an eight dot Braille system which can represent 256 characters using only a single cell.

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International Standards

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)

1, Ch. de la Voie-Creuse, Case postale 56, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 22 749 0111; Fax: +41 22 733 3430
Web www.iso.ch

Committees and Working Groups:

ISO/JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2 - Universal coded character set

ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 10 - Accessible Design for Consumer Products

ISO/TC 173 - Assistive products for persons with disability


National Standards in Europe

Austria

Osterreichisches Normungsinstitut

Heinestrasse 38, AT-1020 Wien, Austria.
Tel: +431 213 000; Fax: +431 213 00 818
Email: office@on-norm.at; Web: www.on-norm.at

Committees and Working Groups:

TC 196 - Technical Systems and Aids for Disabled or Handicapped Persons
Contact: Andrea Redelsteiner
Austrian mirror group for CEN/TC 178, CEN/TC 293, ISO/TC 168 and ISO/TC 173

Denmark

Dansk Standards

Kollegievej 6, DK-2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark.
Tel: +45 39 96 61 01; Fax: +45 39 96 61 02
Email: dansk.standard@ds.dk; Web: www.ds.dk

Committees and Working Groups:

DS/S-199 - Tekniske Hjælpemidler til Handicappede
Danish mirror group for CEN/TC 293

Germany

Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardization)

Burggrafenstrasse 6, 10787 Berlin, Germany.
Tel: +49 30 2601 0; Fax: +49 30 2601 1231
Email: postmaster@din.de; Web: www2.din.de


Other National Standards

Australia

Australian Building Codes Board

GPO Box 9839, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia.
Tel: +61 2 6213 7842; Fax: +61 2 6213 7287
Email: abcb.office@abcb.gov.au; Web: www.abcb.gov.au

Japan

Japanese Industrial Standards Committee

1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan.
Email: jisc@meti.go.jp; Web: www.jisc.go.jp

Committees and Working Groups:

S - Domestic Wares

T - Medical Equipment and Safety Appliances

United States of America

California Building Standards Commission

2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95833, USA.
Tel: +1 916 263 0916; Fax: +1 916 263 0959
Email: cbsc@dgs.ca.gov; Web: www.bsc.ca.gov

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