RESNA AT Standards Committees

Interested Members?

RESNA would like to encourage all interested parties to participate in any of the RESNA Assistive Technology Standards Committees. All of the committees are open to anyone that is interested in providing input into the standards development process.

Each committee is required to have balanced participation by consumers, prescribers, clinicians, manufacturers, etc. All perspectives are welcomed and encouraged, including family members, caregivers, teachers, vendors, dealers, insurance providers, consumer groups, government organization representatives, etc.

For further information on a specific RESNA Assistive Technology Standards Committee please contact the chairperson of the committee in which you are interested.

RESNA CT

These standards affect people with cognitive impairment, their family members, their caregivers and educators, and the manufacturers of technology products they use in daily living. The standards are specifically designed to help people who have cognitive impairment from conditions such as: Alzheimer’s, attention disorder, brain injury, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, learning disability, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. People at different stages of development, such as children and those of us who are growing older, as well as those who have difficulty communicating or who speak different languages, will also benefit from universal design guidelines for cognitive technologies. 

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RESNA ESTD

These standards affect individuals with mobility impairments, caregivers and organizations representing the technical needs of persons with mobility impairments, life safety operators, building owners and managers, life safety technology designators, code development and enforcement professionals, and manufacturers, researchers, designers, and test laboratories of emergency stair travel devices.

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RESNA SS

This work will impact persons that use hospital beds, manufacturers of hospital beds and support surface overlays, home healthcare companies that distribute this type of equipment, hospitals, long term care facilities and other entities that purchase and use this type of equipment, and insurance companies and government organizations that pay for this type of equipment.

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RESNA VI

RESNA Standards Committee on Assistive Products for Persons with Vision Impairments and Persons with Vision and Hearing Impairments (VI)

The RESNA VIVHI work has been temporarily suspended until organizations can be identified to continue the work. If you are interested in participating, please contact the officers of the ATS Board.

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RESNA WCS

These standards affect wheelchair users, caregivers and organizations representing the technical needs of persons with mobility impairments, Assistive Technology Practitioners and Assistive Technology Suppliers of Wheelchairs and mobility devices, the Food and Drug Administration that manages wheelchairs as medical devices, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Medicare Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) who establish coding guidelines and establish policy for the provision of mobility technologies, manufacturers of wheelchairs, scooters and mobility devices, and researchers, designers and test laboratories of mobility devices.

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RESNA WHAT

Safety standards are needed for wheelchairs, wheelchair seating systems, wheelchair tiedown and occupant restraints systems, and wheelchair spaces on large accessible transit vehicles to improve transportation safety and the independence and usability for people who travel in motor vehicles while seated in their wheelchairs.

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RESNA WRS

These standards affect wheelchair users, caregivers and organizations representing the technical needs of persons with mobility impairments, Assistive Technology Practitioners and Assistive Technology Suppliers of Wheelchairs and Seating Devices, the Food and Drug Administration that manages wheelchairs as medical devices, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Medicare Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) who establish coding guidelines and establish policy for the provision of mobility technologies, manufacturers of wheelchairs, scooters and seating devices, and researchers, designers and test laboratories of wheelchair seating devices.

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RESNA AGC

Adaptive golf cars are equipped with hand controls and a swivel seat enabling a golfer with a mobility impairment to play golf. This standard affects manufacturers of adaptive golf cars, golf course operators, mobility-impaired users of adaptive golf cars, local governmnets, intergovernmental risk pools, and individuals or organizations (public or private) that have an interest in the safety of adaptive golf cars.

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RESNA IF

This new committee will develop guidelines and/or technical reports to: (1) disclose standards, guidelines, and certifications that are currently available to the fitness industry to provide non-discriminatory access for people with disabilities, and (2) develop inclusive access marks to identify fitness facilities and fitness equipment in mainstream facilities that meet access requirements for people with disabilities. This will allow people with disabilities to easily identify fitness facilities, trainers, and accessible equipment that meet their specific needs. 

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