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Computer software standards

Computer software is a general term used to describe a collection of computer programs, procedures and documentation that perform some tasks on a computer system. The term includes application software such as word processors which perform productive tasks for users, system software such as operating systems, which interface with hardware to provide the necessary services for application software, and middleware which controls and co-ordinates distributed systems.

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International Standards

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/IEC JTC1/SC 7/WG 2 - Software & Systems Documentation
Convenor: Richard Hodgkinson

  • ISO/IEC 26513 (2009) Systems and software engineering - Requirements for testers and assessors of user documentation
  • ISO/IEC 26514 (2008) Systems and software engineering - Requirements for designers and developers of user documentation

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 35/WG 4 - User interfaces for mobile devices
Secretary: Phillippe Magnabosco

  • ISO/IEC 24752-1 (2008) Information technology - User interfaces - Universal remote console - Part 1: Framework
  • ISO/IEC 24752-2 (2008) Information technology - User interfaces - Universal remote console - Part 2: User interface socket description
  • ISO/IEC 24752-3 (2008) Information technology - User interfaces - Universal remote console - Part 3: Presentation template
  • ISO/IEC 24752-4 (2008) Information technology - User interfaces - Universal remote console - Part 4: Target description
  • ISO/IEC 24752-5 (2008) Information technology - User interfaces - Universal remote console - Part 5: Resource description

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

  • ISO 14915-1 (2002) Software ergonomics for multimedia user interfaces. Part 1: Design principles and framework
  • ISO 14915-2 (2003) Software ergonomics for multimedia user interfaces. Part 2: Multimedia navigation and control
  • ISO 14915-3 (2002) Software ergonomics for multimedia user interfaces. Part 3: Media selection and combination
  • ISO/EN 9241-171 (2008) Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 171: Guidance on software accessibility

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

  • ISO 9241-920 (2009) Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 920: Guidance on tactile and haptic interactions

National Standards in Europe

Denmark

Dansk Standards

Kollegievej 6, DK-2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark.
Tel: +45 39 96 61 01; Fax: +45 39 96 61 02
Email: dansk.standard@ds.dk; Web: www.ds.dk

Committees and Working Groups:

DS/S-182/U-01 - Ergonomi - Samspillet Mellem Menneske og System
Danish mirror group for ISO/TC 159/SC 4 and CEN/TC 122

  • DSF/prEN ISO 9241-171 (Draft) Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 171: Guidance on software accessibility

Germany

Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardization)

Burggrafenstrasse 6, 10787 Berlin, Germany.
Tel: +49 30 2601 0; Fax: +49 30 2601 1231
Email: postmaster@din.de; Web: www2.din.de

Committees and Working Groups:

NA 023 - Ergonomics
Contact: Dr Andrea Fluthwedel

  • DIN EN ISO 9241-171 (2006) Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 171: Guidance on software accessibility

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 139802 (2009) Computer applications for people with disabilities. Computer accessibility requirements. Software


Other National Standards

Japan

Japanese Industrial Standards Committee

1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan.
Email: jisc@meti.go.jp; Web: www.jisc.go.jp

Committees and Working Groups:

X - Information Processing

  • JIS X 8341-1 (2004) Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - information and communications equipment, software and services - Part 1: Common Guidelines
  • JIS X 8341-2 (2004) Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - information and communications equipment, software and services - Part 2: Information processing equipment
  • JIS X 8341-5 (2006) Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - information and communications equipment, software and services - Part 5: Office equipment

Korea

Telecommunications Technology Association

267-2 Seohyeon-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-City, Gyonggi-do, Korea.
Tel: + 82 31 724 0114
Web: www.tta.or.kr/English/new/main/index.htm

  • TTAS.KO-10.0213 (2006) - Software Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
  • TTAS.OT-10.0073 (2006) - Korean User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

United States of America

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

PO Box 1369, Santa Monica, California 90406-1369, USA.
Tel: +1 310 394 1811; Fax: +1 310 394 2410
Email info@hfes.org; Web www.hfes.org

Committees and Working Groups:

HFES 200 Committee

  • HFES 200.1 (2005) Human factors engineering of software user interfaces - Introduction
  • HFES 200.2 (2005) Human factors engineering of software user interfaces - Accessibility
  • HFES 200.3 (2005) Human factors engineering of software user interfaces - Interaction techniques
  • HFES 200.4 (2005) Human factors engineering of software user interfaces - Interactive voice response
  • HFES 200.5 (2005) Human factors engineering of software user interfaces - Visual presentation and use of colour