Klaus Höckner is member of the board of the Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen, based in Vienna. With more than 6500 members and 100 full-time-employees is the leading privately funded organisation helping visually impaired persons in Austria. He is member of the board of the Austrian Disability Forum – the Austrian umbrella for organisations for persons with disabilities, representing more than 80 organisations with 1.4 million members; in IAAP's Global Leadership Council; and in diverse conference boards (ICCHP, AAATE). He works together with Access Israel and Zero Project, acting as an Ambassador in this world wide-initiative.
Klaus has an ICT background, working for nearly 20 years in ICT and standardisation in the context of european (i.e. in the European Disability Forum EDF) and inter/national level (CEN, CENELEC/ISO/ITU). From 2018 to 2020 he was a member of the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence at the European Commission.