International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies


User interfaces


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 Scope

Standardization in the field of user-system interfaces in information and communication technology (ICT) environments and support for these interfaces to serve all users, including people having accessibility or other specific needs, with a priority of meeting the JTC 1 requirements for cultural and linguistic adaptability.

This includes:

•user interface accessibility (requirements, needs, methods, techniques and enablers);

•cultural and linguistic adaptability and accessibility (such as evaluation of cultural and linguistic adaptability of ICT products, harmonized human language equivalents, localization parameters, voice messaging menus);

•user interface objects, actions and attributes;

•methods and technologies for controlling and navigating within systems, devices and applications in visual, auditory, tactile and other sensorial modalities (such as by voice, vision, movement, gestures);

•symbols, functionality and interactions of user interfaces (such as graphical, tactile and auditory icons, graphical symbols and other user interface elements);

•visual, auditory, tactile and other sensorial input and output devices and methods in ICT environments (for devices such as keyboards, displays, mice);

•user interfaces for mobile devices, hand‐held devices and remote interactions.

Further information

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