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Information on ISO16071 (from Roberto)

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:50:58 -0400
Message-ID: <41507812.8090207@utoronto.ca>
To: "List (WAI-AUWG)" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>


(I sent a similar message out yesterday, but it had a PDF attached and 
does not seem to have made it to the list)

This message is a report from Roberto Scano on his contacts with Richard 
Hodgkinson (Project Editor for the ISO16071 document).

Richard reports:

- the current version of ISO 16071 (which should be referenced
where applicable) is ISO TS 16071:2003. (TS = Technical Specification)
- ISO TS 16071:2003 has three "Impact categories" (Core, Primary and 
Secondary). However, in the recent WG 5 meeting in Uppsala it was
agreed to reduce these to only two (Primary and Secondary), which will
probably equate to "Requirements" and "Recommendations" in the final
- Several members of WG 5 will be meeting with members of the HFES in 
New Orleans ... to work towards harmonising the new 16071/9241-171 with 
the US Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) guidelines (which are 
intended to become and ANSI standard).
- There will be many changes in the upcoming future version which is 
planned for publication in 2006 (probably as ISO 9241 part 171 - 
Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Guidance on software
- The WG 5 plan is to have the first Committee Draft (CD) ready for 
ballot in January 2005, and it is that version which I would recommend 
for initial reference purposes.
- However, that draft will undergo several iterations and ballots before
publication. I will provide you with a copy in January.



Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Specialist
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC), University of Toronto

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