International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
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Why do we need standards?


Standards increase accessibility

With an aging population and at least 650 million people globally who are affected by some kind of disability, accessibility has become an important topic. But a small accident like a broken finger or a bad back can temporarily disable anybody. The IEC has published a report that is used by manufacturers to guide them in the design of products that are accessible to as many people as possible.