Systematic work with accessibility and universal design
Routines for universal design in operations ensure that we can conduct our operations to facilitate accessibility for everyone, regardless of functional ability.
- Special contract terms
The supplier shall, no later than [six (6) months or other period specified by the contracting organisation] after the start of the contract, have introduced the systematic work with universal design in accordance with the standard "Universal design – Accessibility through universal design for products, goods and services" SS-EN 17161:2019 or equivalent standard.
The systematic work shall include at least the following points:
- How possible users, including non-users1 and usage context have been identified.
- How the needs, characteristics, abilities and preferences of potential users have been analysed, understood and been taken into consideration in the work.
- How equivalent use is made possible by offering a range of solution options.
- How solutions have been evaluated in relation to the needs, characteristics, abilities and preferences of potential users.
The processes shall be documented, at least cover the area of operations covered by the contract, and applied during the contract period.
A contact person shall be appointed and tasked to answer questions regarding the systematic work with universal design vis-à-vis the contracting organisation.
The supplier shall be able to provide information on request, demonstrating that the contractual condition is met.
1Non-users refer to those who do not use the products and services today because they choose not to use them or they are excluded from interaction due to design barriers.
Follow-up can take place via a written report or follow-up meetings where the supplier provides an account of how the work with systematic universal design is incorporated into the implementation of the contract.
Subject matter of contract
Sustainable procurement of furniture
Information about the criterion
This requirement is formulated as a contractual condition as systematic work with universal design according to the standard is a relatively new area for many contracting authorities and suppliers. With the contractual condition being fulfilled six (6) months or another period as specified by the contracting organisation after the start of the contract, suppliers who have not worked on the matter before may commence this in the performance of the contract.
The standard "Universal design – Accessibility following a universal design approach in products, goods and services" SS-EN 17161:2019 is pre-purchased by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority and can thus be downloaded free of charge on the SIS website, Accessibility through universal design.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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