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 taken part in developing:
New European standard on Design for All
The Design for All approach can help organisations achieve accessibility and reach more users. That is the background for en EN17161, which was published this spring.
Accessibility in all standardisation
Funka joins the Swedish working group SIS TK 536 that will promote the coordination of accessibility issues in all standardisation.
Accessibility requirements for public procurement: EN301549
The European standard for harmonised requirements on accessibility in public procurement, EN301549, has been developed on behalf of the European Commission, EC. The standard will be incorporated in procurement legislation in all member states in 2016. Funka have contributed throughout the work.
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.
Funka’s Stefan Johansson has together with Anita Hilldén and Hans Hammarlund been assigned by the Swedish Disability Federation to represent them in the working group for assistive technology for cognitive accessibility within ISO/TC 173/WG 10.