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The responsibility of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36/WG7 is to develop standards ensuring that relevant features and processes of Information Technology for Learning, Education and Training are adaptable to the requirements of individual users. SC36/WG7 standards support the principles and the objectives of the 2006 “UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” and follow the principles of “Inclusive Design”.

WG7 also serves as a resource, consultant, and reviewer of relevant activities facilitating a harmonised approach to accessibility within the scope of SC36.

The adaptation of Information Technologies (IT) systems enhances learning experiences and is a critical success factor for users and developers of these systems. The adaptation of these components may be based on Culture, Language and Individual Accessibility. This adaptation is based on general requirements and capabilities (e.g., requires French; prefers visual media; complete impairment of hearing) as they apply to a particular user and application scenario.

The terms Human Diversity and Access for All are defined as follows:
  • Access for all: Providing accessibility in a computer mediated environment where the users in the environment have equal possibilities to use and interact with the environment free of barriers.
  • Human diversity: Encompasses Cultural diversity and languages.
  • Cultural diversity: Freedom of expression, media pluralism, multilingualism, equal access to art and to scientific and technological knowledge, including in digital form, and the possibility for all cultures to have access to the means of expression and dissemination are the guarantees of cultural diversity. [UN Charter]
  • Language: Systems of signs for communication usually consisting of a vocabulary and rules. Note: In this standard, language refers to “natural languages” or “special languages” but not “programming languages” or “artificial languages”.
Activities
The following activities are within the scope of SC36 WG7:

  • Review and recommendation of current technologies, frameworks, standards, specifications, techniques, and practices that may be of interest to SC36 and its stakeholders.
  • Liaison with other activities in JTC1, other ISO, IEC, ITU-T committees and other organisations.
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ISO/IEC 24751 Individualized Adaptability and Accessibility in e-Learning, Education and Training
This standard is intended to meet the needs of learners with disabilities and anyone in context in which he/she is experiencing a mismatch in learner needs and preferences and education delivery. This standard is intended to be used to optimize learning for all learners and thereby also meet legislative and policy commitments to equal access to education in many jurisdictions.

This is a multipart standard. Parts 1, 2 and 3 have already been published as standards.

Next, it is shown the list of all the parts under development:
  • Part 1: Framework and Reference Modelis intended to meet the needs of learners with disabilities and anyone in a disabling context. ISO/IEC 24751-1:2008 provides a common framework to describe and specify learner needs and preferences on the one hand and the corresponding description of the digital learning resources on the other hand, so that individual learner preferences and needs can be matched with the appropriate user interface tools and digital learning resources
  • Part 2: "Access for All" Personal Needs and Preferences for Digital Delivery provides a common information model for describing the learner or user needs and preferences when accessing digitally delivered resources or services. This description is one side of a pair of descriptions used in matching user needs and preferences with education delivery (as described in ISO/IEC 24751-1).
  • Part 3: "Access for All" Digital Resource Description provides a common language for describing digital learning resources to facilitate matching of those resources to learners' accessibility needs and preferences (as defined in ISO/IEC 24751-2). This description is one side of a pair of descriptions used in matching user needs and preferences with education delivery (as described in ISO/IEC 24751-1).
  • Part 4: "Access for All" Non-Digital Adaptation Description. This standard is intended to meet the needs of learners with disabilities and anyone who is disabled by their context. This scope of this Part 4 of the multi-part standard is to provide a common language to describe non-digital adaptations for learning resources to facilitate matching of those resources and adaptations to learners’ accessibility needs and preferences.
  • Part 5: "Access for All" Personal Needs Profile for Non-Digital Adaptation. The scope of this Part 5 of the multi-part standard is to provide a common language to describe preferences for selection of non-digital adaptations for learning resources. This enables the matching of those resources and adaptations to learners’ accessibility needs and preferences.
  • Part 6: "Access for All" Personal Needs and Preferences for Events and Places Statement. The scope of this Part 6 is to provide a common information model for describing the learner or user needs and preferences when participating in events and accessing physical locations. This description is one side of a pair of descriptions used in matching user needs and preferences with educational activity participation (as described in ISO/IEC 24751-1).
  • Part 7: “Access for all” Events and Places. The purpose of this Part 7 is to facilitate the discovery and use of the most appropriate environmental adaptations for users so that all may participate equally in events. Users of assistive technology or mobility aids (e.g. wheelchair, cane, guide dog) need to know whether an environment is compatible with their required access
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  • Part 8: Language Accessibility and Human Interface Equivalencies (HIEs) in e-Learning Applications. The key objective of this standard is to: (1) support language accessibility; and, (2) facilitate multilingualism, doing so from a perspective which incorporates both linguistic and non-linguistic equivalents. Included here are non-written forms of communication such as oral, pictorial, etc.
  • Part 9: "Access for All" Personal User Interface Preferences. The scope of Part 9 is to provide a common information model for describing the learner preferences pertaining to the behaviour of user interface componets. This description is one side of a pair of descriptions used in adjusting user interfaces. The existing Part 2 of the standard currently includes a common language for describing preferences and needs regarding how resources are to be presented, structured and controlled, however there is a need for user preferences pertaining to the behaviour of user interface components whether as part of an interactive learning resource or the education delivery system. Along with the proposed Part 10, this part will allow computer systems to customize a user experience for an individual.
  • Part 10: "Access for All" User Interface Characteristics. The scope of Part 10 is to provide a common information model for describing the characteristics of user interface components. This description is one side of a pair of descriptions used in adjusting user interfaces. A user interface component is a part of a user interface that can be recognized as a cohesive entity with its own display and behaviour, such as a menu bar. User interface components may be composite, that is, built up of smaller user interface components. Part 10 defines characteristics that describe user interface components.
  • Part 11: "Access For All" Preferences for Non-digital Resources (PNP-ND). The scope of Part 11 is to provide a common information model that describes the attributes of the preferences of a student or staff member regarding the use of non-digital resources used in learning, education and training environments.
  • Part 12: "Access For All" Non-digital Resource Description (NDRD). The scope of Part 12 is to provide a common information model that describes the attributes of non-digital resources used in learning, education and training environments. The intention of this standard is to describe the presentation and delivery attributes of non-digital resources so that they can be appropriately matched to the needs and preferences of a student/staff member in an educational environment.
  • Part 13: "Access for All" Personal Needs and Preferences for LET Events and Venues (PNP-EV) . The scope of Part
  • 13 is to provide a common information model that describes the preference attributes of learning, education and training events and the preference attributes for the venues in which those events take place. The intention of this standard is to describe the attributes that can be of importance in providing access to people participating in curricular or extra-curricular events in education environments.
  • Part 14: "Access for All" LET Events and Venues Description (EVD). The scope of Part 14 is to provide a common information model that describes the attributes of learning, education and training events and the venues in which those events take place. The intention of this standard is to describe the attributes that can be of importance in providing access to people participating in curricular or extra-curricular events in education environments.
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This group has already produced the following standards.
ISO/IEC 24751-1:2008 Framework and Reference Model
Title: ISO/IEC 24751-1:2008 Information technology -- Individualized adaptability and accessibility in e-learning, education and training -- Part 1: Framework and reference model
Version: 1.0
Release Date: 16 Setember 2008
Source:
Status: International Standard published

Electronic version of the document is available here.
ISO/IEC 24751-2:2008 "Access for all" personal needs and preferences for digital delivery
Title: ISO/IEC 24751-2:2008 Information technology -- Individualized adaptability and accessibility in e-learning, education and training -- Part 2: "Access for all" personal needs and preferences for digital delivery
Version: 1.0
Release Date: 16 Setember 2008
Source:
Status: International Standard published

Electronic version of the document is available here.
ISO/IEC 24751-3:2008 "Access for all" digital resource description
Title: ISO/IEC 24751-3:2008 Information technology -- Individualized adaptability and accessibility in e-learning, education and training -- Part 3: "Access for all" digital resource description
Version: 1.0
Release Date: 16 Setember 2008
Source:
Status: International Standard published

Electronic version of the document is available here.
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