AT Standards

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About AT Standards

The RESNA Assistive Technology Standards Board (ATSB) coordinates the development of voluntary consensus standards in the United States and represents the needs and views of U.S. stakeholders in international standardization forums. The ATSB is the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for the development of international standards through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) pertaining to assistive technology and other products for persons with disabilities.

Get Involved

All of the AT Technical Committees are open to anyone interested in participating in the standards development process. Each committee is required to have a balance of consumers, clinicians, manufacturers, prescribes, etc. All perspectives are welcomed and encouraged. There is a fee to be a voting member. For membership information, visit the webpage for the committee in which you are interested. Please note that members do receive the published standard for free as part of their membership.

Testing Laboratories

We're pleased to offer a list of wheelchair testing laboratories. Please note that this list is provided for informational purposes only. Click here to access the list.

Ordering Standards

Standards are available for purchase through RESNA. RESNA's Assistive Technology Standards are approved for publication as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ensuring that the standards development process meets the Institute's essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process. Click here to download the Standards Order Form.

Upcoming Meetings

Currently, there are no events.

Procedures

The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) was accredited by ANSI as an American National Standards Developer on 28 March 1989. All assistive technology standards activities adhere to the RESNA Policies and Procedures, which comply with ANSI. The RESNA Operating Procedures as a U.S. TAG to ANSI also comply with ANSI procedures. Click here for more information.