The Importance of Standards in AT

We all live by standards—there are expectations we all feel we must meet. Standards are also used to ensure that the products we use and the services we rely on meet our needs and requirements. Now you might be wondering, “Who sets these standards for products and services and why are they important to me?” The answer to the first part of the question is the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the answer to the second part is to ensure that products and services meet specific qualifications so they do what they are supposed to do. This guide will take a closer look at ISO, including: who they are and what they do; how their standards impact the development of assistive technology (AT) products; and why the ISO standards are important to you, the consumer. Read more:

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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