Our mission

Koena was created by Armony ALTINIER in September of 2016. With nearly 10 years of experience as a digital accessibility consultant and trainer, Armony was looking to give new momentum to her projects while keeping people at the heart of her work. Improving inclusion through technology is the driving force behind Koena’s digital accessibility initiatives.

Read our manifesto

Koena’s digital accessibility solutions include two complementary approaches :

  • Combating digital exclusion : these days, technology is everywhere. Not being able to access these technologies can result in people being excluded from a wide range of everyday tasks and activistes.
  • Using innovation to connect people : when used effectively, technology can be an amazing tool to promote inclusion, connect people and improve their lives.

The team

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Photo 1Armony Altinier

Founder and President, Captain of the Koena Starship

Super power: transforming sceptics into enthusiasts

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Photo 2Rachel Blancafort

Office Manager, Koena fairy

Super power: assisting the captain, managing the schedule and telephone like nobody else

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Photo 3Juliana Pontois

Auditor RGAA/WCAG, tireless investigator

Super power: unmasking discrimination due to website accessibility flaws

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Photo 4Baba Thiam

Consultant-trainer in digital accessibiliy, Blind Football champion

Super power: as skilled with digital accessibility rules and reader screens as with a football!

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Photo 5Emilie Sousseing

Communications officer, Koena’s voice

Super power: raising awareness and helping people find out more about digital accessibility

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Photo 6Mohamed Yessad

Front-end web developer, on an internship in January/February 2019

Super power: Padawan learning to master HTML, CSS and JavaScript in the context of accessibility