Fast changing technology has changed the lives of persons with disabilities, giving them access to communications, information, workplaces and more. This year's theme is Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology, with the aim to harness the power of technology to break down barriers and promote the participation of persons with disabilities.

ISO standards are an important tool, because they give manufacturers, service providers, designers and policy makers the specifications and guidelines on how to design products and services that are accessible to all.

Our numerous accessibility-related standards includes those addressing the physical environment and information technology as well as more specific aspects such as mobility devices.

We even have guidelines for standards developers to ensure they take into account accessibility issues when writing new standards.

To celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities 2014 we have dedicated the week to standards for accessibility via our twitter feed. Follow #access4all