News

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  • Unlocking the Potential of XR for Persons with Disabilities

    How can extended reality (XR) technology – such as virtual and augmented reality – benefit persons with disabilities? This is the subject of our brand-new report, made possible by Meta.
  • Webinar - Increase the impact of your EU-funded project through accessibility!

    Research has an impact on society as a whole. Therefore, research results should reach all citizens, including people with disabilities, older adults and immigrants. If you are a project manager, dissemination manager, project partner or EC project officer, Sara Kjellstrand (Research Strategist) and Jon Switters (EU Project Manager) are going to show you.
  • Facebook-Funka Accessibility Hackathon 2021

    For the second consecutive year, Facebook and Funka are co-organizing a virtual Hackathon on accessibility and inclusion to be held on 29 November 2021. Students from across Europe are invited to participate and pitch a product or idea that promotes digital accessibility and inclusion.
  • Speech as a digital tool

    In a new and exciting project on digital accessibility for people who stutter, the Swedish Stuttering Association and Funka will review, test, and propose solutions for an often forgotten part of accessibility.
  • Funka takes a look at accessible reading

    What do you need to be able to read? In a new government assignment, Funka is studying accessible reading. What is it, who uses it, and who is responsible for it?
  • New interesting investigation about cognitive accessibility in digital interfaces

    How much does the research community know about cognitive accessibility online? What gaps are there in current regulations for web accessibility when it comes to meeting the needs of people with cognitive impairments? Together with the consulting firm ICF, Funka has been asked by the European Commission to investigate cognitive accessibility on the web.
  • Let us remediate your PDF-documents!

    PDF-documents in public sector in the EU should be accessible since September 23 2018. Send your documents to us and we will make sure that they meet the requirements. The service is fast and smooth and you do not have to worry about anything.
  • Pre-GAAD event 19 May 2021 - Authoring tools with built-in accessibility!

    In this online event, you will meet market leading authoring tool producers and accessibility experts who have joined forces to make sure web authors get better support when creating accessible content. We will demonstrate the exciting results from two EU-funded research projects, where brand new features for "accessibility by default" have been developed.
  • Take care of the expertise of the users

    In a new EU-funded research project, Funka focuses on users' experiences of accessibility. We develop methods and training so that users with disabilities can contribute in a positive way to increased accessibility.
  • Involve the users workshop

    On the 27th of January, Funka together with Norwegian and Finnish disability organizations is co-organising an online workshop on user involvement. It is a part of the Involve the users research project and we would like to involve you!
  • A week focusing on disabilities

    Early December each year, many of us who work with disability issues in different ways come together to celebrate the international (or European) Day of Persons with Disabilities. This years meetings were held online but with a program as exciting as usual. There are a lot of interesting recording to watch, we have listed some of our favorites here.
  • Three questions for Jan Lundin

    Three questions for Jan Lundin, CEO of Funka.
  • Facebook-Funka Accessibility Hackathon 2020

    We are happy to announce the winner of the Facebook-Funka Accessibility Hackathon: Natalie Wochner from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands!
  • Webinar on the European Accessibility Act November 6

    Welcome to Funka's Friday webinar on November 6 at 1.00 PM (CET) where we describe the European Accessibility Act that covers products and services.
  • Let us remediate your PDF-documents!

    On September 23, 2-year-old PDF-documents in public sector in the EU should be accessible. Send your documents to us and we will make sure that they meet the requirements. The service is fast and smooth and you do not have to worry about anything.
  • Procurement - a key to better accessibility

    When suppliers do the right thing and deliver accessibility from the start, everything becomes much better. But in order for them to have a chance to do so, you must provide clear requirements. We'll teach you how!
  • How is your Accessibility Statement doing?

    Funka provides support with everything that has to do with the Web Accessibility Directive, including the Accessibility Statement.