Global Accessibility Awareness Day: new brochure on accessibility in standardization


Today, Thursday 20 May 2021, marks the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

Accessibility prevents or removes barriers to the use of mainstream products and services. CEN and CENELEC, as two of the officially recognised European Standardization Bodies, are on the frontline to achieve accessibility in Europe: standards are powerful tools to integrate and strengthen accessibility aspects providing a framework, requirements and specifications for accessible products and services.

To steer and streamline its work on accessibility across all relevant sectors, CEN’s Strategic Advisory Group on Accessibility (SAGA) recently developed the brochure “How to address accessibility in standardization”: this information leaflet provides guidelines to CEN and CENELEC’s technical bodies on how to include accessibility aspects in their standards development work.


The brochure is an important tool to foster the adoption and understanding of accessibility in standardization, and also provides a series of examples of good practice showing the wide range of sectors impacted by accessibility.


Read the full brochure




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