Accessible-Design Standards for Consumer Products Developed in ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 10

  • Kenji KurakataEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 824)


ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 10, entitled “Accessible Design for Consumer Products”, has been developing a series of accessible-design standards since 2007. Accessible design is a design of products, services and built environments focused on diverse users to maximize the number of potential users who can readily use them in diverse contexts. Consumer products are categorized as a major group of products to which accessible design could be applied most effectively because they should be usable for everyone regardless of their abilities/characteristics, without prior training or knowledge about the usage. Furthermore, different kinds of consumer products are often used at the same time in the home. Therefore, it is desirable that the user-interfaces of those products be “standardized” to make them easy to use for every potential user. This paper introduces the present activities of the WG for those who are interested in developing products, services and built environments with enhanced accessibility for everyone.


Accessible design Consumer products ISO standards 


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    ISO/IEC Guide 71:2014, Guide for addressing accessibility in standards.
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    ISO/2nd DIS 24508:2018, Ergonomics – accessible design – guidelines for designing tactile symbols and letters. International organization for standardizationGoogle Scholar
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    Standards catalogue, ISO/TC 159/SC 4, Ergonomics of human-system interaction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Human SciencesWaseda UniversityTokorozawaJapan

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