Funka was started in the 1990s as a joint, non-profit initiative among all disability organisations in Sweden. The knowledge, staff and technology of the non profit was turned into a privately owned company in 2000. Today, we are market leaders in the field of accessibility and enjoy a close relationship to end user organisations, which ensures a unique level of quality control in everything we do.
We have offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Madrid and clients from all over the world. We are co-founders of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, IAAP.
Funka works with accessibility in digital interfaces in regards of content, design and technology, web, ICT and documents in all possible formats, apps, ticket machines and ATMs, but also signs and other kinds of information. We have a unit focusing on accessibility in the built environment, orientation, acoustics and how to treat and communicate with persons with different abilities.
Our activities are based on hands on testing, experience and scientific methodology. Around 20 % of the turnover comes from financial instruments in research and we partner with several leading universities.
Funka’s staff is not only creative when it comes to assignments for our clients. This photo is taken when we were building space ships on a sunny day.
Through positions of trust and work in standardisation, Funka sets standards for development, analysis and formation of requirements in accessibility.
On behalf of the European Commission we have, among other things, developed methodology and measured the status of web accessibility in all EU member states, Norway, USA, Canada and Australia.
Our experts are contributing to the work of international, European and national
standardisation bodies in Sweden Norway and Spain, for example the European requirements for accessibility in public procurement, EN 301 549.
In addition to our other tasks and responsibilities, Funka has conducted the authorized translation of WCAG 2.0 to Swedish. Our specialists are considered to be among the world's foremost experts on web accessibility.
We are EPiServer Solution Partners, Microsoft Partners and Adobe Certified Training Providers. Through our foundation we also run Funkaportalen, a meeting place for persons with disabilities.