ISO/IEC TR 19766:2007

Information technology -- Guidelines for the design of icons and symbols accessible to all users, including the elderly and persons with disabilities

ISO/IEC TR 19766:2007 provides recommendations relating to the design of icons to support accessibility by the elderly and people with disabilities. These recommendations assist accessible implementation of all icons for users. While these recommendations were developed to meet the needs of the elderly and people with disabilities, they can also provide greater accessibility to a wider range of users in a variety of different contexts.

ISO/IEC TR 19766:2007 introduces a set of attributes and operations that can be implemented as features of graphic icons to make the functionality of these icons accessible to the widest possible range of users. Textual attributes are emphasized because they can be rendered in various alternate modalities. ISO/IEC 11581-1 provides guidance on the graphic aspects of icons. Specific renderings of these attributes (or of icons in general) are not dealt with as part of ISO/IEC TR 19766:2007.


General information

  • Current status : Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2007-06
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35
    User interfaces
  • 01.080.50
    Graphical symbols for use on information technology and telecommunications technical drawings and in relevant technical product documentation
    11.180.99
    Other standards related to aids for disabled and handicapped people
    35.240.20
    IT applications in office work

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