Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 29136 throughout.
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 29136:14 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
This International Standard provides requirements and recommendations for the accessibility of personal computer hardware, to be used when planning, developing, designing and distributing these computers.
Some requirements or recommendations in this International Standard require software support.
While this International Standard does not cover the behaviour of, or requirements for, assistive technologies, it does address connectivity of assistive technologies as an integrated component of interactive systems.
Requirements and recommendations that solely focus on software are not included in this International Standard.
NOTE 1 Requirements and recommendations for software accessibility are specified in ISO 9241-171.
NOTE 2 High level requirements and recommendations for information and communication technology (ICT) accessibility are specified in ISO 9241-20.
NOTE 3 Requirements and recommendations for office equipment accessibility, including printers, scanners and copiers, are specified in ISO/IEC 10779.