A new international Standard will help testers and reviewers of software user documentation in their work. Systems and software engineering – Requirements for testers and reviewers of user documentation, ISO/IEC 26513:2009, defines the process through which user documentation products are tested.
Effective use of software can be greatly boosted by a well-designed and user-friendly documentation. ISO/IEC 26513:2009 will help to ensure that software users are provided with consistent, complete, accurate, and usable documentation. It will help those who test and review software user documentation as part of the software life cycle process including testers, reviewers, information designers, software architects, usability specialists, business analysts, and other related roles.