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Scope

Standardization of the development and modification of assistive products by using accessible design to facilitate the use by persons with disabilities including older persons.

Excluded:

Assistive products that are dealt with by other technical committees such as access to means of transport (ISO/TCs 8, 20, 22, 177), building construction (ISO/TC 59), furniture (ISO/TC 136), implants for surgery (ISO/TC 150), prosthetics and orthotics (ISO/TC 168), ophthalmic optics (ISO/TC 172), electrical safety (IEC/TC 62) and hearing aids (IEC/TC 29), and design principles dealt with by ergonomics (ISO/TC 159).

Notes:

Assistive product is defined in Clause 2.3 of ISO 9999:2011 (Assistive products for persons with disability - Classification and terminology).

Accessible design is defined in Clause 2.19 of ISO/IEC Guide 71:2014 (Guide for addressing accessibility in standards).

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6

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 173/SC 7

13

Participating members

9

Observing members

* number includes updates

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 173/SC 7

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 173/SC 7 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 145/SC 1 Public information symbols ISO
ISO/TC 159 Ergonomics ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 5 Ergonomics of the physical environment ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 173/SC 7

ISO/TC 173/SC 7 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 59/SC 16 Accessibility and usability of the built environment ISO
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 145 Graphical symbols ISO
ISO/TC 145/SC 1 Public information symbols ISO
ISO/TC 159 Ergonomics ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 4 Ergonomics of human-system interaction ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 5 Ergonomics of the physical environment ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
WBU World Blind Union A
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
5-12 May 2018 Nairobi (Kenya) ISO/TC 173 **

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 173/SC 7 - Secretariat

JISC Japan
The Accessible Design Foundation of Japan
Oga Bldg. 2F
Chiyoda-ku Sarugaku-cho
Japan

Secretariat direct:
Mr Koichi Matsuoka
Tel: +81 3 5280 0020
Fax: +81 3 5280 2373