Age, colors and ISO standards

F.L. Nes, van

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    Age influences all bodily functions, also vision. Therefore, the effects of age on vision should be mirrored in ergonomic requirements laid down in display standards such as ISO 9241-300/307, 'Electronic visual display requirements'. However, this is only true to a limited extent - just as is the case with other standards dealing with ergonomic requirements, because developers of such standards do not possess the necessary specific knowledge. It therefore was an important step by ISO and IEC to publish in 2001 ISO/IEC Guide 71: 'Guidelines for standard developers to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities'. This guide was followed by a more specific and detailed Technical Report from ISO, ISO/TR 22411, as well as by 'Guidelines on Accessibility' from CIE. These three guidelines are reviewed. The paper concludes with developments around ISO 9241-300/307 in general, especially future additions on autostereoscopic displays and electronic paper. As to the former, the visual fatigue often accompanying viewing 3D displays needs methods for characterizing and validating such displays, to reduce visual fatigue as much as possible. Standardizing certain properties of electronic paper is an example of the present pro-active way of working of ISO/TC159/SC4/WG2, 'Visual Display Requirements', that developed ISO 9241-300/307.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationColor Imaging XV: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications,19-21 January, 2010, San Jose, USA
    EditorsR Eschbach, G.G. Marcu, S. Tominaga, A. Rizzi
    Place of PublicationBellingham
    ISBN (Print)9780819479211
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventElectronic Imaging science and technology, 19-21 January 2010, San Jose, California, USA - San Jose, California, United States
    Duration: 19 Jan 201021 Jan 2010

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X


    ConferenceElectronic Imaging science and technology, 19-21 January 2010, San Jose, California, USA
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Jose, California


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