Sandra Eriksson

Title: Accessibility expert with a special focus on assistive technology

My role at Funka

At Funka I audit accessibility and usability using different assistive technology. One example is screen readers working as support for users with visual impairments or dyslexia, or software allowing the user to interact with his or her computer without using a mouse or a keyboard.

The driving force of the job

My driving force in the job is the idea of a fully inclusive society. The Internet and the web have become powerful tools in being able to use digital services and to practice civil rights and obligations. But there is still a lot to do in the area and I’m hoping to be able to contribute though my work at Funka.

Previous jobs

I have a university college degree in Information Systems Development and during my studies I chose to focus on Human Computer Interaction and usability. After that I have studied some additional web development and worked in various areas related to information technology, in both private and public sectors. Among other things I have been working with ICT adaptions mainly for users with visual impairments and dyslexia, at home and in an office environment. I have worked in web development, with hardware and software configuration and also with guidance for long term unemployed youths and grown-ups.

Personal

I love traveling and I try and go places as often as I can. I really enjoy photography and eating tasty food, both very good to combine with traveling. I also spend some time watching movies and series, reading a book or seeing friends and family.