Funka takes part in standardisation work at a national and European level. We are a firm believer in standardisation as a tool for development, besides being a good way of contributing to an exchange of knowledge between industry, academia, public sector and user organisations. Standardisation is one of several key factors necessary to generate momentum regarding a high degree of accessibility.
Some of the standards we have actively contributed to developing:
Accessibility requirements for ICT products and services: EN301549
The EN301549 was originally developed to support procurement, but is now acting as the presumed conformance of the Web Accessibility Directive. It is also one of the standards that will be updated to support the European Accessibility Act. Funka's Susanna Laurin is the chair of the ETSI/CEN/CENELEC Joint Working Group eAccessibility (formally a Joint Technical Body, JTB). This group is mandated by the European Commission to update the EN301549.
Accessibility in all standardisation
Funka joins the Swedish working group SIS TK 536 that promotes the coordination of accessibility issues in all standardisation.
Equal access to services:
Funka’s CEO Susanna Laurin has taken part as expert in the standardisation committee SN/K 531, who under the leadership of Standards Norway, have been developing a standard in universal design, which is defined as offering services in a way that everyone can have equal access to them.
Requirements for physical design and user dialogue of Public Digital Terminals:
Funka’s CEO Susanna Laurin has taken part as expert in the standardisation committee SN/K 520, who under the leadership of Standards Norway, have been developing a standard in universal design for Public Digital Terminals, both regarding physical design and user dialogue.