A new technical report on accessibility for audio, video, and multimedia systems and equipment has been published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), an international standards body for electronics, as part of activities to mark this year’s accessibility-themed World Standards Day.
The report, IEC/TR 62678, provides information on accessibility and usability terms, activities, completed and ongoing standards, technical reports and projects, and is available as a pdf from:
Short link: bit.ly/cL1PJf
World Standards Day 2010, which took place on 14 October, was themed ‘accessibility for all’ in an effort to promote the importance of codes, standards, and conformity assessment activities in developing and maintaining the built environment, products, technologies and systems that are accessible for persons with special needs:
The project unites the work of the three main global standards bodies – the IEC, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Meanwhile, the AccessAbility special interest group (SIG) of the Society for Technical Communication, a professional association for technical writers including editors, graphic designers and web page designers, is set to release a draft copy of guidance on producing conference accessibility guides.
Aimed at anyone involved in the organisation of a major event or conference, the document will describe what areas to cover from an accessibility perspective including transport to and from the venue, accommodation, a venue guide and presentation equipment, Karen Mardahl, Co-Manager of the SIG, told E-Access Bulletin.
When published it will appear online at: