Remote Controls Standards

A remote control is an electronic device used for the remote operation of a machine. Due to the majority of modern devices being controlled by this kind of device, and the amount of function controls found on most modern remote controls, blind and partially sighted people and those with other disabilities often encounter difficulties with remote controls that render them inaccessible.

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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

Committees and Working Groups:

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 35/WG 4 - User interfaces for mobile devices
Secretary: Phillippe Magnabosco

ISO/TC 173 - Assistive products for persons with disability
Secretary: Frick-Meijer
Chairperson: Mr. Claes Tjäder

National Standards in Europe

United Kingdom

British Standards Institute (BSI)

389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 20 8996 9000; Fax: +44 20 8996 7001
Email:; Web:

Committees and Working Groups:



Other National Standards

United States of America

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

1819 L Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington DC 20036, USA.
Tel: +1 212 642 4900; Fax: +1 202 293 9287
Email:; Web:

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