BSI is committed to establishing standards that fulfil basic consumer principles, particularly in the area of accessibility and inclusivity. With that in mind we need to ensure that we support standards which promote the availability of products and services to all consumers, regardless of their disability or impairment.
As BSI publishes over 50,000 standards on products and services, we have created the Disabled Experts Reference Group (DERG) to provide informed knowledge on the vast number of those that have an impact on disabled people.
DERG is part of the the CPI Network and it comprises a diverse group of disabled people with relevant expertise and interest in disability equality, access and service provision. Its brief is to monitor BSI practice and to provide a strong presence in the development and promotion of standards that affect the disabled community (for example the complex standards relating to wheelchairs and lifts).