10th Report on International ICT Accessibility Standards Proposed, Being Developed and Recently Published

 

Richard Hodgkinson FISTC,
26th June 2009

Overview

This report covers current international activities in the development of standards, technical reports and guidelines that include accessibility requirements and recommendations for ICT products.
Accessibility standards are developed globally by committees of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1 of the ISO & IEC, national standards bodies (e.g. the BSi, ANSI, AFNOR, DIN…) and many other organisations.

Proposed new standards and activities:

The following “projects” are currently under discussion or proposed by various standards organisations.

For international standards Working Drafts and New Project proposals will be submitted for international ballot. If the balloting is successful (acceptance of the project, commitment of experts, offer of a project editor, etc) the projects will be assigned to the appropriate standards organisations or new organisations will be created.

ISO 9241-135 – Natural language dialogues

This potential standard is being discussed in ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 5 (Software ergonomics and human-computer interaction) and in due course a Working Draft will be prepared together with a New Project proposal for international ballot.

This standard would provide recommendations and guidelines for the user-centred design of software user interfaces for voice controlled dialogue systems to increase usability.

NOTE: No progress to report. WG 5 next meets in late August 2008

ISO 9241-136 – Voice/Auditory interaction

This potential standard is being discussed in ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 5 (Software ergonomics and human-computer interaction) and a Working Draft is currently expected, together with a New Project proposal for international ballot.

This standard would provide recommendations and guidelines for the user-centred design of software user interfaces for voice interaction systems to increase usability.

NOTE: No progress to report. WG 5 next meets in late August 2008

ISO 9241-152 – Interpersonal communication – Usability and accessibility of computer-based data and voice communication

This potential standard is currently being discussed and developed within ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 5 (Software ergonomics and human-computer interaction). In due course a Working Draft will be prepared together with a New Project proposal for international ballot.

NOTE: No progress to report. WG 5 next meets in late August 2008

ISO/IEC XXXXX – Enhanced Terminal Accessibility (ETA) using cardholder preference interface

Scope: This standard will specify a set of data elements to be personalised into the card encoding cardholder preferences. These data elements are to be retrieved from the card and to be used to indicate to the terminals that the user has special needs regarding the user interface. In particular, this standard applies to cards issued to citizens with special needs. It is not intended to standardize the API or other terminal specific software allowing the functionality, nor does it cover the actual alignment of the card to the card reader slot. This standard is applicable not only for ID-1 type card, but also for SIM/UIM on mobile ‘phone and Contactless IC card which is specified on ISO/IEC 14443.
This standard comprises:

Comments:

ISO/IEC Technical Report - Accessibility and usability of biometric systems

Scope: Procurements of biometric systems often stipulate requirements for the systems to be inclusive and make provision for exception handling. However, no quantification is ever given on how the biometric systems should perform against the range and degree of disabilities encountered or difficulties of the elderly in accessing the system.

There is currently no standardisation of taxonomy when defining disabilities that a biometric system must be capable of handling. There are no standards or guidance as to reasonableness of biometric systems automatically handing accessibility exceptions, and therefore what level of exception handling would require manual processes.

It is proposed that SC37 take on a new work item to establish a Technical Report for biometric system design and procurement to handle the range of accessibility issues; providing quantification of inclusiveness.

The Technical Report will provide informative good practice for particular biometric modalities against an agreed taxonomy. The Technical Report will result in guidelines for elderly persons and persons with disabilities to improve accessibility and usability of biometric systems.
The proposed Technical Report does not intend to produce its own taxonomy; rather the taxonomy will make use of existing taxonomies where applicable, but is likely to develop one which addresses the requirements of biometric systems. Agreement of the taxonomy will be an important aspect of the final agreed scope of this project.

Comments:

Standards currently being developed and recently published:

ISO 9241-129 – Guidance on software individualisation

Scope: This standard will contain ergonomic requirements and recommendations for software-based individualization of human-computer interactions.
There are a variety of different basic individualization mechanisms, each of which can have different positive and negative effects on users:

This standard will include guidance on:

This standard will also include guidance related to various types of general tasks that lend themselves to individualization, such as:

Current project plan:


WD

CD ballot

DIS ballot

FDIS ballot

ISO Publication

Approved

Approved

Underway

To be decided

To be decided

Comments:

ISO 9241-154 - Ergonomics of human-system interaction – Part 154: Design guidance for interactive voice response (IVR) applications

Scope: This standard will contain ergonomic requirements and recommendations for the user interface design of both speech-enabled and touch-tone based interactive voice response (IVR) applications. Guidance will be focussed on phone-based applications that include no visual displays of information beyond that of a traditional phone key-pad.

The standard will include guidance on selection of user input mechanism (touch-tone, speech or hybrid applications), as well as guidance on the design of touch-tone based and speech-enabled IVR dialogues. It will also contain guidance on the general structuring of other IVR user interface features, for example:

The standard will also include guidance for making IVR applications accessible to the widest range of potential users.

Current project plan:


WD

CD ballot

DIS ballot

FDIS ballot

ISO Publication

Under revision

TBD

TBD

TBD

2010

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ISO 9241-210 – Ergonomics of human-system interaction – Part 210: Human-centred design process for interactive systems

Scope: This part of ISO 9241 will provide guidance on human-centred design principles and activities throughout the life cycle of computer-based interactive systems. It is intended to be used by those managing design processes. This part of ISO 9241 is concerned with both hardware and software components of interactive systems.

NOTE: Computer based interactive systems vary in scale and complexity. Examples include off the shelf (shrink wrap) software products, custom office systems, plant monitoring systems, automated banking systems, web sites and applications, and consumer products, such as vending machines, mobile phones and digital television. Throughout this standard, such systems are generally referred to as products, systems or services although, for clarity, sometimes only one term is used.

This part of ISO 9241 will provide an overview of human-centred design activities. It does not provide detailed coverage of the methods and techniques required for human-centred design, nor does it address health or safety aspects in detail. Although it addresses the planning and management of human-centred design, it does not address all aspects of project management.

The information in this part of ISO 9241 is intended for use by those responsible for planning and managing projects that design and develop interactive systems. It therefore addresses technical human factors and ergonomics issues only to the extent necessary to allow such individuals to understand their relevance and importance in the design process as a whole. It also provides a framework for human factors and usability professionals involved in human-centred design.

Detailed human factors, ergonomics, usability and accessibility issues are dealt with more fully in a number of standards including other parts of ISO 9241 (see Annex A). A number of other standards are relevant to the design of systems, including ISO 6385, which sets out the broad principles of ergonomics (see Annex B).

The guidance in this part of ISO 9241 can benefit all parties involved in human-centred design and development.

Current project plan:


WD

CD ballot

DIS ballot

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ISO Publication

Approved

Approved

Underway (2008-11-28)

To be decided

To be decided

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ISO 9241-910 – Framework for tactile and haptic interactions

Scope: This standard provides a framework for understanding and communicating about various aspects of tactile/haptic interaction.

It contains definitions, structures, models, and explanations that are used in other parts in the 9241-9xx series.

It also provides general information about how various forms of interaction can be applied to various user tasks.

It applies to all types of interactive systems making use of tactile/haptic devices and interactions.

NOTE: This standard does not address purely kinaesthetic interactions, such as gestures, although it might be useful for such interactions.
Current project plan:


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1st CD ballot

2nd CD ballot

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ISO Publication

Completed

Not approved

In progress

TBD

TBD

2010

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ISO 9241-920 - Guidance on tactile and haptic interactions

Scope: This standard will contain ergonomic requirements and recommendations for tactile and haptic hardware and software interactions. It will provide guidance related to the design and evaluation of hardware, software, and combinations of hardware and software interactions. It will include guidance on:

This international standard does not provide recommendations specific to Braille, but can apply to interactions that make use of Braille.

It is recognized that some interactive scenarios might be constrained by the limitation that a real workspace is to be modelled in a virtual environment. Objects can be in suboptimal positions or conditions for haptic interaction, by virtue of the situation being modelled. The recommendations in this standard apply at least to the controls for the virtual workspace. These recommendations can also be applied to the entire virtual environment, consistent, as much as possible, with the simulation requirements.

Current project plan:


WD

CD ballot

DIS ballot

FDIS ballot

ISO Publication

Completed

Approved

Approved

Approved (2009-02-04)

2009

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ISO 14289 - Document Management - PDF/Universal Accessibility 1.0

Scope: This International Standard will specify how to use the Portable Document Format (PDF) to produce electronic documents which are accessible to users with disabilities.
This International Standard will not apply to:

Comments:

Current project plan:


WD

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ISO Publication

Completed

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

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ISO TR 22411 - Ergonomic data and guidelines for the application of ISO/IEC Guide 71 to products and services to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities (Revision)

Scope:

1.1 This Technical Report (TR) provides standards developers with ergonomic data and design considerations on how to take into account the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities, in accordance with the factors described in ISO/IEC Guide 71.
This TR contains:

Each design consideration is based on ergonomic principles that are necessary to make products, services and environments accessible for older persons and persons with disabilities.

1.2 This TR applies to products, services and environments encountered in all aspects of daily life, the consumer market and the workplace. For the purposes of this TR, the term 'products and services' is used to reflect all these purposes.

1.3 The design considerations and ergonomic data in this TR may also be useful for others such as manufacturers, designers, service providers and educators.

This TR does not provide techniques for designing assistive devices. However, some of the design considerations support interoperability with assistive technology.

Conformity assessment of any international, regional, or domestic standards is not in the scope of this TR.

Current project plan:


WD

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ISO (TR) Publication

Underway

TBD

TBD

TBD

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ISO 24500 – Accessible design – Auditory signals for consumer products

Scope: This International Standard specifies the auditory signals used as a means to communicate information as feedback of operation or the condition of products when a user, even a person with visual impairment or an older person with impairments of vision and hearing, uses a consumer product.

It does not specify fire alarm sounds, gas leak alarm sounds, or crime prevention alarm sounds, which are determined by other laws and regulations, nor does it specify electronic chimes, voice guides, and other sounds peculiar to communication instruments such as telephones.
It is applicable to auditory signals of a fixed frequency used in general applications (also called beep sounds).

NOTE: It is also recommended that this document be used when variable frequency sounds or melodic sounds are used.

Current project plan:


WD

CD ballot

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FDIS ballot

ISO publication

Available

Approved

2009-03

2009-10-09

2010-04-09

Comments:

ISO 24501 – Accessible design - Sound pressure levels of auditory signals for consumer products

Scope: This International Standard specifies methods for determining the sound pressure level range of auditory signal so that the users of consumer products, including elderly people with hearing loss which develops during ageing, can hear the signal properly in the presence of specific interfering sounds. When an auditory signal with a fixed sound level is used, the level shall be adjusted to fall in the range. When the sound level is controllable by the user, the level shall be variable to cover the entire range at the narrowest.

Auditory signals, in this International Standard, refer to sounds with a fixed frequency (also called beep sounds). Electronic chimes and voice guides are not included.

NOTE It is also recommended that this document be used when variable frequency sounds or melodic sounds are used.

This International Standard is applicable to auditory signals which are heard in the same room where the product is used or in an adjacent room not entirely enclosed within walls (at approximate maximum distance of 4 m from the product). It is not applicable to auditory signals heard through a head receiver or earphones, or to those heard with the ear located near the sound source.

This International Standard does not specify the sound pressure level of auditory signals regulated by other statutes such as those for fire alarms, gas leakages, and crime prevention, nor does it specify auditory signals peculiar to a communication tool such as telephones.

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CD ballot

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ISO publication

Available

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2009-03

2009-10-09

2010-04-09

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ISO 24502 – Accessible design - Guidelines for specification of age-related relative luminance contrast in visual signs and displays

Scope: This international standard specifies age-related luminance contrast of any two lights of different colour seen by a person at any age by taking into account the age-related change of relative luminous efficiency of the eye.

This basic international standard provides a method that can be applied to the design of visual signs and displays. It applies to visual environments in which the spectral radiance is known or measurable and viewed under the moderately bright light level called photopic vision. It does not apply to those which are seen under a dark environment called mesopic and/or scotopic vision.

NOTE 1: This document specifies the luminance contrast for people from 10 yrs to 70 yrs of age who have had no medical treatment or surgery on their eyes throughout their life. For people younger than ten years old or older than 80 years old, this document may apply by estimating the age-related spectral luminous efficiency by extrapolation.

NOTE 2: This document does not apply to visual signs and displays seen by people with colour defects who have different spectral luminous efficiency from people with normal colour vision.

Current project plan:


WD

CD ballot

DIS ballot

FDIS ballot

ISO publication

Awaited

Closed 2008-09

2009-03

2009-10-09

2010-04-09

Comments:

ISO 24503 - Ergonomics – Accessible design - Using tactile dots and bars on consumer products

Scope: This standard will specify the guidelines for marking tactile dots to be put on the
operating parts of various consumer products that have electrically-operated switches. The purpose is to enhance usability for all people including visually handicapped people and elderly people with declining of visual acuity.

Current project plan:


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TBD

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ISO 28803 - Ergonomics of the physical environment - Application of international standards for people with special requirements

Scope: This international standard provides guidance to people who use and apply international standards concerned with the Ergonomics of the physical environment. They include people who are involved in environmental design and assessment.

This international standard provides guidance on the application of existing international standards for people with special requirements. That is for those people who would be considered to be beyond the scope of existing standards concerned with the ergonomics of the physical environment.

The standard has been produced according to the principles provided in ISO/IEC Guide 71 and the data provided in ISO TR 22411.

The standard is not a database of the characteristics of people with special requirements. It uses data from the basic standard ISO TR 22411 to provide methods and criteria that will provide accessible environments for people with special requirements.

The standard is not restricted to any particular environment but provides the general principles that allow assessment and evaluation.

The standard applies to built environments as well as to other indoor environments, vehicle environments and outdoor environments. There may be specific features of certain types of environment that have to be taken into account, however the general principles outlined in this standard will apply.

The standard applies to all occupants of environments who can be considered to have special requirements. This will depend upon context and can, for example, include babies, infants, males or females, people with disabilities, the effects of age, people who are ill and so on. A person may have a special requirement in one type of environment but not in another.....

Current project plan:


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CD ballot

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ISO publication

Available

Approved

Imminent

2011-01-11

2011-07-11

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ISO/IEC 13066-1 - User interfaces - Information Technology - Interoperability with Assistive Technology (AT) – Part 1 Requirements and recommendations for interoperability

Scope: This part of ISO/IEC 13066 defines the responsibilities of different Information Technology (IT) and Assistive Technology (AT) functional units in supporting interoperability. It recognizes that AT can be provided both as functional units that are installed or otherwise connected to a system or can be utilized by being provided as a service which is accessed via communications connections. It bases these responsibilities on fundamental IT definitions of major types of functional units. It focuses on the utilization of standard, public interfaces for functional units and on the provision of accessible documentation of their capabilities.

This part of ISO/IEC 13066 recognizes that IT is implemented both in conventional computer systems and as a major component of other systems within the wider scope of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). This part of ISO/IEC 13066 recognizes the fundamental role of operating systems and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs),  in managing interoperability, and in providing guidance to developers of other functional units. It also recognizes that different operating systems will have their own standardized methods of supporting interoperability.

This part of ISO/IEC 13066 does not define or require specific technology, commands, APIs, or hardware interfaces. It defers to other existing standards and supports the development of new standards in these areas.

Current project plan:


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ISO publication

Available

Approved

Underway (2009-03-30)

TBD

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TBD

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ISO/IEC 13066-2 - User interfaces - Information Technology - Interoperability with Assistive Technology (AT) – Part 2 Windows Automation Framework accessibility API

Scope: ISO/IEC TR 13066-2 provides an overview to the structure and terminology of the Windows Automation Framework accessibility API.

It will provide:

It will provide this information to assist:

Current project plan:


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ISO/IEC 13066-3 - User interfaces - Information Technology - Interoperability with Assistive Technology (AT) – Part 3 IAccessible2 accessibility API

Scope: ISO/IEC TR 13066-3 provides an overview to the structure and terminology of the IAccessible2 accessibility API
It will provide:

It will provide this information to assist

Current project plan:


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ISO/IEC 24751:2008 – Information technology – Individualized adaptability and accessibility in e-learning, education and training

Structure:

Scope: ISO/IEC 24751 aims to meet the needs of learners in the context of "disability", which it views as a consequence of a mismatch between the learner's needs (or preferences) and the education or learning experience delivered.

For example, an individual who is blind is not disabled when the lesson is delivered in audio. However, an individual who does not have the necessary background knowledge to understand the lesson, or who is listening to the lesson in a noisy environment, is disabled. Thus, the needs and preferences of a user may arise from the user's context or environment, the technical requirements of the user's device, the tools available (e.g. assistive technologies such as Braille devices, voice recognition systems, alternative keyboards, etc.), the user's background, or a disability in the traditional sense.

Given this reframing of the meaning of "disability", a learning environment is deemed as "accessible" when learner needs can be addressed or matched.

For people with disabilities, whose choice of access modalities is restricted, the process of matching a resource with a user requirement is not a matter of convenience or refinement, but one of utmost importance in ensuring access. Use of ISO/IEC 24751 will assist in matching individual learner needs in a computer-mediated learning environment with the necessary user interface and resources needed to meet those needs.

ISO/IEC 24756 - Framework for specifying a Common Access Profile (CAP) of needs and capabilities of users, systems and their environments

Scope: This standard will define a framework for selecting and supporting computer related accessibility including accessibility supported by assistive technologies. It will provide a basis for identifying and dealing with accessibility issues in a standardized manner across multiple platforms. It can be used to evaluate accessibility of existing systems in particular environments for particular users.

Current project plan:


WD

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ISO publication

Completed

Approved

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Approved

Mid 2009 (Estimated)

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ISO/IEC 24786 – User interfaces - Accessible user interface for accessibility settings

Scope: This International Standard describes requirements and recommendations to make accessibility settings accessible. It provides guidance on specific accessibility settings. It describes how to access and operate the accessibility settings mode, and how to directly activate specific accessibility functions.

This International Standard applies to all operating system user interfaces on computers, but can also be applied to other types of information/communication technology, where appropriate.
This International Standard does not apply to the user interface before the operating system is loaded and active.

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Approved

Underway (2009-03-30)

TBA

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ISO/IEC 26511 – Software and systems engineering - Requirements for managers of user documentation

Scope: This standard will support the interests of software users in consistent, complete, accurate, and usable documentation.

Current project plan:


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CD ballot

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ISO publication

Completed

2009-01

2009-11

2009-12

2010-06

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ISO/IEC 26512 – Software and systems engineering - Requirements for acquirers and suppliers of user documentation

Scope: This standard will support the interests of software users in consistent, complete, accurate, and usable documentation. It is addressed to acquirers and suppliers of software user documentation.

Current project plan:


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2009-01

2009-06
(Underway)

2009-12

2010-06

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ISO/IEC 26513 - Software and systems engineering - Requirements for testers and reviewers of user documentation

Scope: This standard will support the interests of software users in consistent, complete, accurate, and usable documentation. It is addressed to testers and assessors of software user documentation.

Current project plan:


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Completed

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Approved

2009-01
(Underway)

2009

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ISO/IEC 29136 – Hardware accessibility functions for personal computers

Scope: This International Standard provides requirements and recommendations for the design of accessibility functions regarding Personal Computers (PCs).

Requirements and recommendations that solely focus on software are not included in this standard. Requirements and recommendations for PC software accessibility are specified in ISO 9241-171.

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Available

Underway (2009-03-30)

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The CD ballot is now underway. The results will be discussed at the next WG 6 meeting in August 2009

ISO/IEC TR 29138 - Information technology - Accessibility considerations for people with disabilities

Structure and scopes of parts:

Current project plan (all parts):


WD

PDTR ballot

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FDTR

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Approved

Approved

Approved

Underway
(2009-03-18)

2009

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ETSI ES 202 076 - Human Factors; User Interfaces; Generic spoken command vocabulary for ICT devices and services

Scope and field of application: This ETSI Standard will specify a minimum set of spoken commands required to control the generic and most common functions of ICT devices and services that use speaker independent speech recognition, developed in a Design for All approach. It will specify the necessary and most common vocabularies to be supported by ICT devices and services for voice input, including command, control and editing and will be applicable to the functions required for navigation, information retrieval, basic call handling and configuration of preferences.

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ETSI ES 202 746 - Human Factors: Personalization and user profile management; User profile preferences and information standardization

Background:

Personalization and effective user profile management will be critical to achieve eInclusion and eAccessibility. The objective of this work is to provide means to achieve the goal of the new ICT era where services and devices can be personalized by the users in order to meet the individual users’ requirements and needs, in various situations. The ETSI STF 265 on "User Profile Management" produced an ETSI Guide, EG 202 325, that described the concept and established a set of guidelines relevant to users and their need for managing their user profiles to personalize their services and terminals. It is necessary that different services and terminals understand users’ preferences and offer an expected user experience. This STF will build on the results from STF 265 and perform further standardization work.

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ETSI EG XXX XXX - Inclusive eServices for all: Optimizing the accessibility and use of upcoming user interaction technologies

Draft BS 8878:2009 Web accessibility – Building accessible experiences for disabled people – Code of practice

(BSi) New Web accessibility standard in development

From the BSi web site: “BSI British Standards has established a new technical committee with responsibility for the development of a British Standard on web accessibility. The standard will enable all types of organizations and individuals to commission and maintain websites which are accessible to all their potential audiences.

The new consensus standard will build on PAS 78, Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites, which has been a great success in terms of demand and application.  It will take into account developments in technology and web use since the publication of PAS 78 in March 2006, such as an increase in user generated content and social networking and will consider the accessibility of tools used by web designers.”

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British Standard (BS) to support “Readability”

A proposal has been approved to produce a new BS to support readability.
Its purpose would be to provide a standard that has wide industry and public sector support, this standard will support development of Web bases materials ensuring that the subject of readability is addressed to enable target audiences within the fields of learning, education and training to be provided with correctly written subject materials.

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JIS X8341-1: 2004 - Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - information communication equipment, software and services - Part1: Common Guidelines 2

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JIS X8341-2: 2004 - Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - Information communication equipment and services - Part 2: Information processing equipment 

Scope: This part of JIS X 8341 specifies the matters to consider when planning, developing and designing the information processing equipment and its peripheral device in order to ensure information accessibility when mainly older persons, persons with disabilities and persons with temporary disabilities (hereafter referred to as “older persons and persons with disabilities”) use the information processing equipment and its peripheral device.

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JIS X8341-3: 2004 - Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - Information communication equipment and services - Part 3: Web content

Scope: This Standard provides a set of guidelines which must be taken into consideration
in planning, designing, development, production, operation and maintenance (hereafter referred to as “planning and production”) of Web content to insure and improve information accessibility primarily for older persons, persons with disabilities, and persons with temporary disabilities (hereafter referred to as “older and disabled persons”) when they use Web content.

“Web content” in this Standard refers to various information and services which are accessed by users through a Web browser and other means, and is applied, for instance, to electronic document created using World Wide Web technology and distributed through the Internet, intranet, and on recorded media, such as CD-ROM, as well as equipment which is designed to be operated using a Web browser.

This Standard is applied also to new technology relevant to the World Wide Web.
This Standard, however, does not necessarily need to be applied to new World Wide Web technology which is in research and development phase.

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JIS X8341-4: 2005 - Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - Information communication equipment and services - Part 4: Telecommunications equipment

Scope: This Standard specifies the matter to consider when the telecommunications equipment is planned, developed and designed in order to ensure and improve telecommunications accessibility in the case where mainly older persons. Persons with disabilities and persons with temporary disabilities (hereafter referred to as “older persons and persons with disabilities”) use telecommunications equipment.

Comments:

JIS X8341-5: 2005 - Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - Information communication equipment and services - Part 5: Office equipment

TTAK.KO-06.0180 - AD (Automatic Identification and Data Capture) 2D Bar Code for Visually Impaired Persons

Overview:

This Korean specification will define the requirements for the AD 2D barcode symbology. It specifies AD 2D barcode symbology characteristics like as location and size, data character encoding, symbol formats, dimensions and print quality requirements, error correction rules, decoding algorithm and user-selectable application parameters for the blind to access information on printed materials.

TTAK.KO-06.0181 - 2D Barcode for Printed Material Accessibility with Text to Speech for Visually Impaired Persons

Overview:

This Korean specification will define the requirements for the 2D Barcode symbology. It specifies 2D Barcode symbology characteristics like as location and size, data character encoding, symbol formats, dimensions and print quality requirements, error correction rules, decoding algorithm and user-selectable application parameters for the blind to access information on printed materials.

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