April 25, 2019

Susanna Laurin

Key participant in sessions: 

(S4.1) Accessible, available and affordable digital technologies for all

Stakeholder group: Private sector

Funka | Chief Research and Innovation Officer

Susanna Laurin has more than 20 years experience in working with disability-related issues at senior management level. She is a frequent international lecturer and debater and she serves on a number of program committees for conferences in the field of accessibility.

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.

In Sweden and Norway, she is a technical expert in several standardisation committees.

Susanna has a number of assignments 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, chairing the group focusing on monitoring methodology in the Subgroup of WADex.

Susanna is chairman of the Funka Foundation, Vice Chair of the Global Leadership Council of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, IAAP, joint representative to the EU for the UN-organisation G3ict and IAAP as well as the director of the local chapter IAAP Nordic.

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