Drafting standards on cognitive accessibility: a global collaboration

Steel, Emily J. and Janeslatt, Gunnel (2017) Drafting standards on cognitive accessibility: a global collaboration. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 12 (4). pp. 385-389. ISSN 1748-3107

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is working on accessibility of products to support people with cognitive impairment. Working Group 10, within the Technical Committee 173 (Assistive products for persons with disability) was formed in 2014 to draft standards for assistive products that support people with cognitive impairment.

This paper explains the scope and purpose of the working group and the context for its formation, and describes the plans and process for drafting and publishing new international standards.

The proposed suite of standards is presented, with examples from a proposed standard on daily time management. It draws on international research evidence for the effectiveness of assistive products designed to support time management in people with cognitive impairment. Examples of assistive products and their key features are provided based on domains of time as defined in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY).

The proposed standards will provide design recommendations for features and functions that increase the accessibility of products used by people with cognitive impairment. It is intended to be used by designers, manufactures, educators and services providers, to facilitate their commitment to inclusion and demonstrate their willingness to work with accessibility regulation.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 06:49
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 03:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: accessibility, usability, cognition, International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), assistive technology, time management, ICF-CY
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111703 Care for Disabled
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160512 Social Policy
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1799 Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2016.1176260
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33326

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