The organisations behind this study– Funka, empirica, and EDF as partners, COWI as subcontractor, and the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) as technical advisor – are uniquely placed to carry out this research, having a full range of the expertise and skills required to address the study topics with the most appropriate methods and to thoroughly understand the complex issues around the web accessibility monitoring methodologies, the European dimension, and the challenges of drafting a recommendation for a web accessibility monitoring methodology in the context of the European directive.


Funka is the market leader within the web accessibility arena in Sweden and Norway, with a strong position in the other Nordic countries as well, and assignments globally; Europe and USA being the most developed markets.


empirica is a research and consultancy organisation founded in 1988 and based in Bonn, Germany. It specialises in communications and information technology related research and consultancy to clients in both private and public sectors

The European Disability Forum (EDF) is the European umbrella organization representing the interest of 80 million persons with disabilities in Europe. The mission of EDF is to ensure that persons with disabilities have full access to fundamental rights through their active involvement in policy development and implementation in Europe.


COWI is a leading consulting group that creates value for customers, people and society through our unique 360° approach. With offices all over the world, COWI combines global presence with local knowledge to take on projects anywhere in the world - no matter how large or small.

W3C is an international consortium where member organisations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C’s mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure interoperability and long-term growth for the Web.