Technical committees: Explained
Long text version
Technical committee: a group of people from different organizations and backgrounds who combine their expertise and lived experience to solve a problem facing a particular area.
Accessibility Standards Canada’s technical committees will:
- identify where persons with disabilities experience accessibility barriers, and
- develop national standards to eliminate these barriers.
How technical committees work
- Establish technical committee
- Committee members meet to develop standard
- Seek public feedback
- Revise the standard
- Publish the standard
- Maintain the standard
- Determine the next priority
Did you know?
- The standard development process can take an average of 24 to 30 months to complete.
- Members with disabilities not paid by an organization will be compensated for their roles as experts on our committees.
- Our grants and contributions program funds accessibility research projects, which inform and help the work of our committees.
- Standards developed by our committees will impact the lives of the more than 6 million Canadians with disabilities.