Bundesfachverband Elektronische Hilfsmittel e.V.

BEH standards for assistive technology; qualitative and functional minimum requirements for the product group 07

The assistive devices catalogue was updated in January 2008. The product group 07 (assistive devices for the blind) has become more detailed. This change provides blind persons with a larger choice of technology and makes individual solutions eligible for funding. Expert advice is thus more and more important and this is reflected in the changes to group 07. Advising a customer that needs a customizable reading device means taking not only the abilities of the user into consideration but also ensuring that the technical quality standards have been met.