Standardization of accessibility in the built environment to ensure usability for the widest range of people

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Sustainable Development Goals

This committee contributes with 3 standards to the following Sustainable Development Goals:


Published ISO standard *


ISO standard under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 59/SC 16/AHG 1   Accessible environments for children with disabilities Working group
ISO/TC 59/SC 16/WG 4   Accessibility of immovable cultural heritage Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 59/SC 16

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 59/SC 16:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 145/SC 1 Public information symbols, signs and guidance system ISO
ISO/TC 173 Assistive products ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 7 Assistive products for persons with impaired sensory functions ISO
ISO/TC 178 Lifts, escalators and moving walks ISO
ISO/TC 205 Building environment design ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 59/SC 16

ISO/TC 59/SC 16 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 145 Graphical symbols ISO
ISO/TC 145/SC 1 Public information symbols, signs and guidance system ISO
ISO/TC 145/SC 2 Safety identification, signs, shapes, symbols and colours ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 5 Ergonomics of the physical environment ISO
ISO/TC 173 Assistive products ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
ANEC The European consumer voice in standardisation A
CIB International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction A
ENAT European Network for Accessible Tourism a.s.b.l. A
ICOM International Council of Museums A
RI Rehabilitation International A
UIA International Union of Architects A

ISO/TC 59/SC 16 - Secretariat

UNE [Spain]

Asociación Española de Normalización
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E-28004 Madrid

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