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Demystifying European Accessibility Laws: An Engaging Overview with Anna Malmberg and Susana Pallero

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

WordPress Accessibility Meetup: Demystifying European Accessibility Laws: An Engaging Overview with Anna Malmberg and Susana Pallero on Thursday, April 4 at 10 AM Central.

Join Anna and Susi from Funka, in this session as they take you on a journey to understand the main European accessibility laws – that are often perceived as boring and complex. Gain insights into these laws (actually directives) and learn how to ensure compliance to create inclusive and enjoyable digital experiences.

During the session, Anna and Susi will break down the European Accessibility Act (EAA) and its significance, providing you with a clear understanding of its purpose and coverage. Explore the Web Accessibility Directive (WAD) and its standards, and discover the essential role of the Procurement Act in promoting web accessibility. Throughout the discussion, they will emphasize the importance of the EN 301 549 standard, a key benchmark for accessibility requirements in the EU, and how it enhances compliance and supports inclusive design practices.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to navigate the complex world of EU accessibility laws in a simplified and enjoyable manner.

Join us to gain the knowledge and confidence to effectively comply with these laws, ensuring inclusivity in your digital offerings.

These meetups take place via Zoom and are live captioned. You must register to attend via Zoom.

About the Speakers

Anna Malmberg
Chief Marketing Officer at Funka
Anna Malmberg joined Funka in 2020, initially focusing on conducting accessibility audits. Her role quickly evolved to her leading the development and launch of Funka Academy as an online platform dedicated to education in digital accessibility with +20 courses. Today, as Chief Marketing Officer, Anna continues to drive the company’s mission forward, often sharing her expertise as a speaker and lecturer at various events to promote an inclusive digital world.

Susana Pallero
Chief Accessibility Officer at Funka
Susana Pallero is an experienced accessibility specialist with a strong background in the field. With over 10 years of professional experience, Susana has worked as a consultant for more than 20 Fortune 500 companies, collaborating on the development of innovative solutions for various products and services. She has also played a key role in establishing internal accessibility teams and departments within these organizations, providing training and strategies for their successful implementation.

Event Information


Thank you to our sponsors:

Accessibility & Accommodations

This meetup will be held virtually over Zoom and live captioned, thanks to our sponsors. Slide links will be provided when applicable, and presenters are encouraged to make slides as accessible as possible with alternative text for images, etc.

We’re working to secure sponsors so that we can offer ASL interpretation.

All are welcome to attend. If you need specific accommodations to make this meetup work for you, please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Code of Conduct

Please note that this group is a welcoming space for all. As this event is part of the official WordPress Meetup program, all attendees must follow the WordPress Online Code of Conduct.

By RSVPing to this meetup, you agree to abide by these guidelines. If you have concerns that the Online Code of Conduct is not being followed, don’t hesitate to get in touch with an organizer.


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