Accessibility and design for all
M/473 Standardisation mandate to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI to include “Design for All” in relevant standardisation initiatives
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The objective of M/473, Standardisation mandate to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI to include “Design for All” in relevant standardisation initiatives, is to include accessibility following a „Design for all‟ perspective in mainstream standards and not to develop specific accessibility standards. It is about providing a mechanism to address accessibility following ‘DfA’ at the early stage of standard development, from the drafting/design to the final publication of a standard. The activity started in December 2013 and it is financed by an EC/EFTA Specific Grant Agreement for Action. Main deliverables under M/473: Development of a procedure to guide standardization bodies through a process to decide whether accessibility following DfA should be an issue to address when reviewing existing or developing new standards (D1.1); Analysis of the main standardization areas/fields, which are most urgent to address the needs of people with disabilities and older persons (D1.2); A work plan to implement the procedure according to the prioritized areas, addressing both specific areas and standards to be developed or reviewed (D2.1); Application of the process to at least 2 revised or new standardization deliverables for the first year, with the aim of increasing the number the following years and to cover the relevant fields (D3.1); Development of a new European Standard (EN) or other adequate deliverable to be proposed by the ESOs and accepted by the European Commission) prepared by CEN-CENELEC JWG 5 that would address the design, development and production process of goods manufacturing and service provision in the priority areas that would describe how to consider accessibility for persons with disabilities and older persons following the Design for All approach (D4.1).
Accessibility, ageing, Design for all, universal design, standardization, design