Universal design


After publishing the “White Book of Design for All in Universities” in 2006, as a result of the cooperation between the Coordinadora del Diseño para Todas las Personas en España, the Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO), the Fundación ONCE para la Cooperación e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad and different bodies at Spanish universities, and in accordance with the very positive acceptance of both the concept of Design for All and the various contributions made throughout the first project, the


After publishing the “White Book of Design for All in Universities” in 2006, as a result of the cooperation between the Coordinadora del Diseño para Todas las Personas en España, the Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO), the Fundación ONCE para la Cooperación e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad and different bodies at Spanish universities, and in accordance with the very positive acceptance of both the concept of Design for All and the various contributions made throughout the first project, the


After publishing the “White Book of Design for All in Universities” in 2006, as a result of the cooperation between the Coordinadora del Diseño para Todas las Personas en España, the Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO), the Fundación ONCE para la Cooperación e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad and different bodies at Spanish universities, and in accordance with the very positive acceptance of both the concept of Design for All and the various contributions made throughout the first project, the


After publishing the “White Book of Design for All in Universities” in 2006, as a result of the cooperation between the Coordinadora del Diseño para Todas las Personas en España, the Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO), the Fundación ONCE para la Cooperación e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad and different bodies at Spanish universities, and in accordance with the very positive acceptance of both the concept of Design for All and the various contributions made throughout the first project, the


After publishing the “White Book of Design for All in Universities” in 2006, as a result of the cooperation between the Coordinadora del Diseño para Todas las Personas en España, the Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO), the Fundación ONCE para la Cooperación e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad and different bodies at Spanish universities, and in accordance with the very positive acceptance of both the concept of Design for All and the various contributions made throughout the first project, the


This journal addresses the accessibility, usability, and, ultimately, acceptability of Information Society Technologies by anyone, anywhere, at anytime, and through any media and device. Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS) focuses on theoretical, methodological, and empirical research, of both a technological and non-technological nature, that addresses equitable access and active participation of potentially all citizens in the information society.


ISO/IEC 24751-2:2008 provides a common information model for describing the learner or user needs and preferences when accessing digitally delivered resources or services. This description is one side of a pair of descriptions used in matching user needs and preferences with education delivery (as described in ISO/IEC 24751-1).
Source: ISO


ISO/IEC 24751 is intended to meet the needs of learners with disabilities and anyone in a disabling context. ISO/IEC 24751-1:2008 provides a common framework to describe and specify learner needs and preferences on the one hand and the corresponding description of the digital learning resources on the other hand, so that individual learner preferences and needs can be matched with the appropriate user interface tools and digital learning resources.


ISO/IEC 24751-3:2008 provides a common language for describing digital learning resources to facilitate matching of those resources to learners' accessibility needs and preferences (as defined in ISO/IEC 24751-2). This description is one side of a pair of descriptions used in matching user needs and preferences with education delivery (as described in ISO/IEC 24751-1).
Source: ISO


Accessibility and the contribution of International Standards Website

Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, environment or facility is usable by as many people as possible, including by persons with disabilities. Its importance is signified by the fact that the number of persons with disabilities, either congenital, acquired or as a result of age is estimated to be around 650 million worldwide.

International standardization can be a powerful tool for strengthening accessibility in all these areas by setting the same standards around the world for accessible products, devices, services, environments and facilities.


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