Standards for All – “Training of Stakeholders on consultations on standardization”- CEUO-QuestionnaireMay 1
STAND4ALL project has been underway since January 2009, when a partnership of 7 organizations was formed to deliver STAND4ALL (Standards for All) – “Training of Stakeholders on consultations on standardization”. This project will promote the use of CEN/CENELEC Guide 6 – ‘Guidelines for standards developers to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities’ within the European standardization process. The Guide is a tool to give those involved in standards development a broader understanding of these needs and how they should be addressed.
STAND4ALL is about including the needs of people with disabilities, not only during standards development but also considering the final use of the standard.
The primary objective of STAND4ALL is the development and implementation of training courses addressed to standardization experts and consumer representatives in order to promote the use of CEN/CENELEC Guide 6 within CEN, CENELEC and ETSI Technical Committees.
The impact of STAND4ALL will be an enlarged European network of experts and accessibility specialists in the field of standardization so that the essential requirements for elderly people and those with disabilities are taken into account in the field of standardization.
The primary activities of STAND4ALL is the Collection of information in the field of disability and standardization, therefore they would like interested parties to complete a questionnaire aimed at:
– identifying the current knowledge of those organizations participating in the standardization process
– collecting feedback about the current situation regarding the participation of disabled people in the Standardization process.
The STAND4ALL consortium consists of seven partner organizations from five different European countries and will be coordinated by NEN.
– Netherlands Standardisation Institute (NEN) – The Netherlands
– Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR) – Spain
– British Standardisation Institution (BSI) – United Kingdom
– Vilans – The Netherlands
– German Working Party for the Assistance of Persons with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases (BAG Selbsthilfe) – Germany
– German Research Institute Technology and Disability (FTB) – Germany
– Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) – Belgium