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Scope

Standardization of assistive products to assist persons with impaired sensory functions for facilitating activities and social participation.

Excluded:

Assistive products that are dealt with by other technical committees such as access to means of transport (ISO/TCs 8, 20, 22), building construction (ISO/TC 59), furniture (ISO/TC 136), implants for surgery (ISO/TC 150), prosthetics and orthotics (ISO/TC 168), ophthalmic optics (ISO/TC 172), electrical safety (IEC/TC 62), hearing aids (IEC/TC 29), ICT technologies(JTC1), and design principles dealt with by ergonomics (ISO/TC 159).

Notes:

Assistive products dealing with pain, taste and smell functions are excluded

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Sustainable Development Goals

This committee contributes with 2 standards to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

6

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 173/SC 7

12

Participating members

10

Observing members

* number includes updates

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 173/SC 7

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 173/SC 7:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 145/SC 1 Public information symbols ISO
ISO/TC 159 Ergonomics ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 5 Ergonomics of the physical environment ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 173/SC 7

ISO/TC 173/SC 7 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 59/SC 16 Accessibility and usability of the built environment ISO
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 145 Graphical symbols ISO
ISO/TC 145/SC 1 Public information symbols ISO
ISO/TC 159 Ergonomics ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 4 Ergonomics of human-system interaction ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 5 Ergonomics of the physical environment ISO
Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
WBU World Blind Union A

ISO/TC 173/SC 7 - Secretariat

JISC Japan
The Accessible Design Foundation of Japan
Oga Bldg. 2F
Chiyoda-ku Sarugaku-cho
Japan

Secretariat direct:
Ms Junko Kanamaru