Susanna Laurin

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CEO, Funka

Susanna is often assigned at strategic policy level on behalf of national governments, studies and investigations all over the world. 2017-2019 she is assigned as an expert to the European Commission and the Member States representatives during the transposition of the Web Accessibility Directive, focusing on monitoring methodology in the Subgroup of WADex. With a long experience in national and international standardisation work, she is a technical expert to ETSI in the assignment of making the EN301549 into a harmonised European standard to cover the mobile requirements of the Web Accessibility Directive.

Susanna takes responsibility for major and international assignments at Funka, among other for the European Commission, for which Funka recently developed recommendations for a monitoring methodology to be used by the member states when the proposed Web Directive enters into force. Susanna is responsible for Funka’s close cooperation with end user organisations in all markets.

Susanna is a member of the leading council of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, IAAP, a global organisation that was co-founded by Funka, and joint representative to the EC for the UN-organisation G3ict and IAAP as well as the director of the local chapter IAAP Nordic. She is an expert and advisor, both for Swedish Standards Institute and Standards Norway, and furthermore served as technical expert for Mandate 376, that on behalf for the EC developed harmonised requirements for accessibility in public procurement in all EU member states. Susanna was moreover over all responsible for the authorised translation of WCAG 2.0 into Swedish that Funka carried out on behalf of W3C.