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ISO 9241-171: Software Accessibility

Date added 26 November 2008
Last edited 12 November 2009

Full Title

ISO 9241-171: Ergonomics of Human-system Interaction - Part 171: Guidance on Software Accessibility


ISO 9241-171 gives guidance on the ergonomics of a wide range of software to ensure design for accessibility, and increased usability. It addresses the needs of a many different users with a wide range of physical, sensory or cognitive abilities. It does not address the additional use of assistive technology by some users. The guidance is designed for those charged with the design, development, evaluation or procurement of software systems and their operating platforms.

Standards Developing Organisations



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Lifecycle Action

Access, Use and Reuse

Standard Framework

Electronic Records Management Standards

Standard Type

Design Standards

Current Version

Further Information

Alternative Current Versions


Previous Versions

2006 - ISO/DIS 9241-171: Ergonomics of Human-System Interaction - Part 171: Guidance on Software Accessibility

Referenced Standards

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