New and Emerging Specs and Standards (January 2021)

What You'll Want to Know

ISO 9241-971:2020 Ergonomics of human-system interaction — Part 971: Accessibility of tactile/haptic interactive systems
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 159/SC 4 Ergonomics of human-system interaction
"This document provides both general and specific ergonomic requirements and recommendations for accessible tactile/haptic interactive systems, including accessible tactile/haptic interactions. This document provides guidance for increasing the accessibility of interactive systems making use of tactile/haptic input/output modalities such as gestures, vibration, and force feedback. The guidance provided also supports alternative input modalities and the use of different output representations. This document provides guidance for tactile/haptic interactions that is applicable to a variety of interactive systems, including assistive technologies (AT)."

ISO 32000-2:2020 Document management — Portable document format — Part 2: PDF 2.0
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 171/SC 2 Document file formats, EDMS systems and authenticity of information
"This document specifies a digital form for representing electronic documents to enable users to exchange and view electronic documents independent of the environment in which they were created or the environment in which they are viewed or printed. It is intended for developers of software that creates PDF files (PDF writers), software that reads existing PDF files and (usually) interprets their contents for display (PDF readers), software that reads and displays PDF content and interacts with the computer users to possibly modify and save the PDF file (interactive PDF processors) and PDF products that read and/or write PDF files for a variety of other purposes (PDF processors). (PDF writers and PDF readers are more specialised classifications of interactive PDF processors and all are PDF processors). This document does not specify the following: specific processes for converting paper or electronic documents to the PDF file format; specific technical design, user interface implementation, or operational details of rendering; specific physical methods of storing these documents such as media and storage conditions; methods for validating the conformance of PDF files or PDF processors; required computer hardware and/or operating system."

ISO/IEC 29160:2020 Information technology — Radio frequency identification for item management — RFID Emblem
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 Automatic identification and data capture techniques
"This document specifies the design and use of the RFID Emblem: an easily identified visual guide that indicates the presence of radio frequency identification (RFID). It does not address the location of the RFID Emblem on a label. Specific placement requirements are left to application standards developers. This document also specifies an RFID Index, which can be included in the RFID Emblem and which addresses the complication added by the wide range of RFID tags in existence (frequency, protocol and data structure). The RFID Index is a two-character code that provides specific information about tags and interrogators. Successful reading of RFID tags requires knowledge of the frequency, protocol and data structure information provided by the RFID Index."