Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe

Name: Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe
Number: EN 301 54
Issuing Organisation: CEN
Country: Europe
Type: Standard
Issue Year: 2016
Forward Review Date: Not known
Domains: Communities, Services
Fields: Assistive Technologies, Built Environment and Outdoor Spaces
Intended Audience: Governmental and Public Sector bodies, Private Sector bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies
Abstract: The present document specifies the functional accessibility requirements applicable to ICT products and services, together with a description of the test procedures and evaluation methodology for each accessibility requirement in a form that is suitable for use in public procurement within Europe. The present document might be useful for other purposes such as procurement in the private sector.
The present document is intended to be used as the basis for an accessible ICT procurement toolkit. The present document will primarily be useful for public procurers to identify the requirements for their purchases, and also for manufacturers to employ it within their design, build and quality control procedures.
The present document contains the necessary functional requirements and provides a reference document such that if procedures are followed by different actors, the results of testing are similar and the interpretation of those results is clear.
Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: High
Older Person Specific : Yes
Usage: Not known
Comment: The test descriptions and evaluation methodology included in the present document are elaborated to a level of detail compliant with ISO/IEC 17007:2009 , so that conformance testing can give conclusive results.
The inherent nature of certain situations makes it impossible to make reliable and definitive statements that accessibility requirements have been met. In those situations therefore, the requirements in the present document are not applicable: (i) when the product is in a failure, repair or maintenance state where the ordinary set of input or output functions are not available;
(ii) during those parts of start-up, shutdown, and other state transitions that can be completed without user interaction.

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