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Computer hardware standards

Computer hardware is the physical part of a computer, including the digital circuitry. Although there are many adaptations that can be made to computer hardware so that those with disabilities can access computers more readily, designers of computer hardware should be aware of accessibility features that can be incorporated in the initital design and development stages.

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International Standards

InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)

INCITS Secretariat c/o Information Technology Industry Council, 1250 Eye Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005, USA.
Tel: +1 202 737 8888; Fax: +1 202 638 4922
Email: incits@itic.org; Web: www.incits.org

Committees and Working Groups:

V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Chairman: Patrick Durusau
V1 is the U.S. TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 and provides recommendations on U.S. positions to the JTC 1 TAG.

  • INCITS 154 (1988) Office machines and supplies - Alphanumeric machines - Keyboard arrangement (formerly ANSI X3 154 (1988) (R1999))

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)

1, Ch. de la Voie-Creuse, Case postale 56, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 22 749 0111; Fax: +41 22 733 3430
Web www.iso.ch

Committees and Working Groups:

ISO/JTC 1/SC 35/WG 1 - Keyboards and input interfaces

  • ISO/IEC 15411 (1999) Information technology - Segmented keyboard layouts
  • ISO/IEC 15412 (1999) Information technology - Portable keyboard layouts

ISO/JTC 1/SC 35/WG 2 - User interface interaction

  • ISO/IEC 10741-1 (1995) Information technology - User-system interfaces - Dialogue interaction - Part 1: Cursor control for text editing
  • ISO/IEC 14755 (1997) Information technology - Input methods to enter characters from the repertoire of ISO/IEC 10646 with a keyboard or other input device

ISO/TC 159/SC 4 - Ergonomics of human-system interaction
Secretary: Jose Alcorta
Chairperson: Tom Stewart

  • ISO 9241-11 (1998) Ergonomic requirements for visual display terminals - Part 11: Guidance on usability

ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 5 - Software Ergonomics and Human-Computer Dialogues
Convenor: Dr. Susan Harker

  • ISO 9241-300 Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 300: Introduction to electronic visual display requirements
  • ISO 9241-302 Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 302: Terminology for electronic visual displays
  • ISO 9241-303 Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 303: Requirements for electronic visual displays
  • ISO 9241-304 Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 304: User performance test methods
  • ISO 9241-306 Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 306: Field assessment methods for electronic visual displays
  • ISO 9241-307 Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 307: Analysis and compliance test methods for electronic visual displays
  • ISO 9241-400 (2007) Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 400: Principles and requirements for physical input devices
  • ISO 9241-410 (2008) Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 410: Design criteria for physical input devices
  • ISO 9241-420 Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 420: Ergonomic selection procedures for physical input devices
  • ISO/FDIS 9241-305 Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 305: Optical laboratory test methods for electronic visual displays

ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 8 - Ergonomic Design of Control Centres

  • ISO 9241-4 (1998) Ergonomic requirements for visual display terminals - Part 4: Keyboard requirements

ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 9 - Tactile and Haptic

  • ISO/DIS 9241-920 Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 920: Guidance on tactile and haptic interactions

European Standards

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

650 Route des Lucioles, F-06921 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France.
Tel: +33 4 92 94 42 00; Fax: +33 4 93 65 47 16
Email: helpdesk@etsi.org; Web: www.etsi.org

Committees and Working Groups:

TCHF - Technical Committee on Human Factors
Chairman: Stephen Furner

  • EG 202 116 (2002) Human Factors (HF); Guidelines for ICT products and services: Design for all
  • ETSI TR 102 068 (2002) Human Factors (HF): Requirements for assistive technology devices in ICT

National Standards in Europe

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Nordic Cooperation on Disability

Spain

Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certificacion

Génova 6, 28004 Madrid, Spain.
Tel: +34 914 326 000; Fax: +34 913 103 172
Email: info@aenor.es; Web: www.aenor.es

Committees and Working Groups:

AEN/CTN 139/SC 8 - Systems and Devices For Elderly People and Persons With Disabilities

  • UNE 139801 (2003) Computer applications for people with disabilities. Computer accessibility requirements. Hardware

Other National Standards

United States of America

United States Access Board - Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

Office of Technical and Information Services, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111, USA.
Tel: +1 202 272 0016; Fax: +1 202 272 0082
Email: info@access-board.gov; Web: www.access-board.gov

  • 36 CFR Part 1194 [Docket No. 2000-01] RIN 3014-AA25 (2000) Electronic and information technology accessibility standards - Section 508