Funka Nu AB is an SME started in the 1990s as a joint, non-profit initiative of all disabled people’s organisations in Sweden and therefore covering “all” abilities has always been our core. In 2000, the project was turned into a privately-owned company. Today, Funka is a market leader in the field of web accessibility in Europe and currently provides services and solutions to the public sector, ICT-industry and NGOs. Funka is a one-stop-shop for accessibility, providing audits, consultancy, training, web design and development, as well as bespoke services. All Funka’s experts are trained in assistive technology, testing procedures, disabilities, diagnosis and solutions for persons with cognitive disabilities.
Together with the end user organisations, Funka has developed its own accessibility requirements covering 278 testing points, going far beyond the minimum requirements of the EN301549/WCAG 2.1 AA. Whenever Funka does user testing, cognitive impairments are always included.
As one of the founders of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), Funka is internationally renowned as a centre of competence for accessibility. Funka has customers in most EU member states as well as in the UK, U.S., Canada, and Australia. The company has always focused on involving end-users in testing and cooperating closely with different stakeholders – public administrations, private companies, academia, not-for-profit organisations – to make sure their innovative solutions benefit a wide range of users in their everyday lives.
Funka is contributing as subject matter experts to national, European and international standardisation on accessibility and often assigned with policy-oriented studies and investigation on behalf of national governments.
Funka has funded an industry doctorate for delivery joint vocational training curricula specialising in cognitive accessibility at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. In the tourism sector Funka has established joint cooperation with organisations such as: the Estonian Tourism Board, the World Summit on Accessible Tourism and the Turkish Union of Tourist Guides’ Chambers.
Funka has offices in Stockholm (Sweden), Oslo (Norway) and Madrid (Spain). In 2019, the company had 40 employees and a turnover of €4.1 million.