Who We Are

A passionate team trying to increase accessibility for everyone, everywhere.

Our story

Textalk is a spin-off from a research project that took place in the late 1970’s in our home town Göteborg in Sweden. The major daily newspaper Göteborgs-Posten initiated a project together with the technical university Chalmers which aimed to create an all digital newspaper service for blind and visually impaired users.

The project was a success and as a result Textalk was founded by the researcher at Chalmers, mr Henryk Rubinstein (who is still active at Textalk).

In the mid 1990’s we also entered the world wide web and since then we provide cloud based solutions for online surveys, school newspapers, pdf-browsing, email distribution, plus much more.

Today we are about 50 employees (mostly engineers) working within two major business areas, media and e-commerce.

Textalk is also a market leader e-commerce supplier in Sweden.

The 17th of January 1992, we received a visit by the Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt who has a keen interest in how research work can be commercialised

    Company highlights

  • Developed the first digital newspaper in the world
  • Developed the first web based newspaper in Sweden
  • Powers more than 4,000 online stores
  • Government supplier of technical solutions for the visually impaired and blind

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