Drafting standards on cognitive accessibility: a global collaboration

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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. https://doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2016.1176260
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Drafting standards on cognitive accessibility: a global collaboration

ERA Journal ID13490
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsSteel, Emily J. (Author) and Janeslatt, Gunnel (Author)
Journal TitleDisability and Rehabilitation Assistive Technology
Journal Citation12 (4), pp. 385-389
Number of Pages5
Year2017
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN1748-3107
1748-3115
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2016.1176260
Abstract

Purpose
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.

Method
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.

Results
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).

Conclusions
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.

Keywordsaccessibility, usability, cognition, International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), assistive technology, time management, ICF-CY
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420318. People with disability
440712. Social policy
489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
529999. Other psychology not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Queensland
Uppsala University, Sweden
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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