AS/NZS ISO 9999:2011 Assistive products for persons with disability—classification and terminology

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Classification Scheme
Synonymous names:ISO 9999:2011
METeOR identifier:508624
Registration status:Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
Definition:A logical and integrated taxonomy and terminology for assistive technology products.

This International Standard establishes a classification of assistive products, especially produced or generally available, for persons with disability.

Classification structure:

The classification consists of three hierarchical levels and the codes each consist of three pairs of digits. For each level, codes, titles, explanatory notes, inclusions, exclusions and cross-references are given.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

All assistive products in this classification are primarily intended for use outside of health care settings; however, some of the products can be used in facilities such as rehabilitation centres to teach clients how to use these products.

It should be noted that the titles of some subclasses and divisions in class 28 refer to the 'workplace'. This term does not refer to a specific setting or geographical location; instead, it refers to any setting in which employment-related activities or vocational training are performed.

The definition of 'assistive product' used by this Standard has been revised to align it with the terminology of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

The following items are specifically excluded from this Standard:

  • items used for the installation of assistive products
  • solutions obtained by combinations of assistive products that are individually classified in this Standard
  • medicines
  • assistive products and instruments used exclusively by healthcare professionals
  • non-technical solutions, such as personal assistance, guide dogs or lip-reading
  • implanted devices
  • financial support.

In 2003, ISO 9999 was accepted as a related member of the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC), and makes use of the terminology of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO, 2001).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand.
Reference documents:

Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand 2011. Assistive products for persons with disability—Classification and terminology, AS/NZS ISO 9999:2011. Sydney: SAI Global Limited.

WHO (World Health Organization) 2001. International classification of functioning, disability and health. Geneva: WHO.

Relational attributes

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:

Assistive products for persons with disability (AS/NZS ISO 9999:2011) code NN [NN NN] Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013