RFrom Liddy on ISO

In the work we have been doing for ISO, we have worked on what we call AccessForAll and use the term as a re-definition of disability seeing it as a mis-match between what a user can manage in their current circumstances, and what is delivered to them. We do not talk about what disability they might have or not have, that is, we do not use any medical classifications. On the other hand, we talk about their functional requirements in the context. We focus on what we call inclusive design and use the UN Convention to support our approach. This leads me to ask if we could do the same in our current COGA work? I don't mean we should not follow the process proposed, but perhaps we could use it to recommend a set of functional needs as the final outcome?

I have looked also at what we did in ISO in the inventory of needs. These include needs for all sorts of reasons but it is the framework that I thought might be of interest. Anyone can download and read this document but they have restrictions sadly, as it is an ISO document and they do that. Anyway, the framework contains such as follows:
User needs for
understanding how to use the resource
perception of the output or displayed resource 
understanding of the displayed resource
ability to use their assistive technology (AT) to control the resource
problems in using assistive technology (AT)

To develop the inventory, in ISO we went through all sorts of medical conditions but in the end there is a potential list with no need for a connection with temporary or other medical conditions.

This inventory is available at http://www.jtc1access.org/base.htm but there are copyright constraints - as you will discover if you visit it!


Received on Monday, 19 May 2014 15:25:32 UTC