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Workshop organized by the World Standards Cooperation (WSC): The workshop will address three key subject areas:

- accessibility in the field of everyday products
- accessibility and buildings
- eAccessibility and eInclusion (in Information and Communication Technologies)

In a combination of plenary and break-out group meetings these three subject areas will be discussed and the potential of standardization - and in particular international standardization - to contribute to strengthening accessibility aspects in the design of products, services, environments and facilities will be addressed.

Key stakeholder groups participating in the workshop will include disability organizations, governments and regulators, product designers and manufacturers faced with accessibility requirements, consumers and standards developers from around the world. Under discussion will be the current and future needs in the field of accessibility as well as the possible contributions international standardization can make in facilitating the development of accessible solutions around the world.

The expected outcome of the workshop is a better understanding of both the work on accessibility issues in standardization in the various areas and the needs of those most concerned. It is hoped that the groundwork will be laid and a road map drawn up for future standardization initiatives with the involvement of the key stakeholders.

Official Website: http://www.iso.org/sites/WSC_Accessibility_2010/

Added by Martin Kliehm on August 11, 2010

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