Rahma is an accessibility consultant and founder of Suarise, an Indonesian-based social enterprise focusing on disability inclusion in the digital sector. She also initiated a11yID, Indonesia’s tech community focusing on inclusive design and digital accessibility.
She has been a digital professional since the awakening of digital marketing in Indonesia in early 2010. Her belief in digital and social impact has been present in her works, from websites, movements, and client work. For the last five years, she has advised companies ranging from local businesses to start-up unicorns such as Go-Jek and the United Nations on accessibility to ICT and product development.
Coming from a design background, she earned her bachelor’s degree in design and advertising from Bandung Institute of Technology. She spent the first ten years in creative digital advertising before starting Suarise in 2017. She then pursued a master’s in Digital Media Practice for Social Change from the University of Sussex through Chevening Awards. Her experience as an accessibility consultant in Ability Net in the UK brought her to digital accessibility practices, which later became the business unit in Suarise.
One of Suarise’s flagship products is Ba11y, which fosters an inclusive digital ecosystem and won the best concept in the previous Connecting Unconnected Challenge in 2021. Currently, Rahma is also involved in developing the Provision of National Digital Accessibility Guidelines with the Indonesian Ministry of Informatics and Communication in partnership with the Open Government Partnership, which is targeted to be launched by the end of 2024.