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Unnoticed Accessibility: The Experience Area

23 November, 15:00h

The Universal Design, the  Design for all the People, the good DESIGN, has to be thouhgt for all persons, regardless of their physical, intellectual or sensorial conditions.

In this session, Fernando Garc√≠a Ochoa will explain the ¬†Experience Area project‚ÄĒone of the innovations of this¬†¬†InteriHOTEL edition‚ÄĒ a space designed under ‚Äúunnoticed accessibility‚ÄĚ criteria. In this space the visitors have the chance of putting themselves in the place of a guest with physical limitations and feel which aspects and details of the equipment and interior design can be decisive in their experience and therefore in their final satisfaction.

Also, Beatriz Rubio from ILUNION Hotels ‚ÄĒ first hotel chain certified with universal accessibility (UNE 170001)‚ÄĒ will talk about the importance of the environments, goods and ¬†processes in her hotels, understood from the point of view of universal design and the unnoticed accessibility and will make a short tour throught the different areas, showing pictures of them.¬†

Fernando García Ochoa  

Fernando García Ochoa

Fernando Garc√≠a Ochoa is¬†architect. He founded in 1989 his own Architecture, Urbanism, Design and Interiorism studio, based in the Design for All the People concept. He is Member Director of Acces Turismo International Consulting, Member of Acces Turismo M√©xico (AccesTurisMex),¬†Vice-president of the Red Espa√Īola de Turismo Accesible (RED ESTABLE) (Member of OMT ), member of the Asociaci√≥n Espa√Īola de Profesionales de Accesibilidad Universal (ASEPAU), co author of the Plan de Accesibilidad Tur√≠stica (PAT), written with the collaboration of the Confederaci√≥n Espa√Īola de Hoteles y Alojamientos Tur√≠sticos (CEHAT),¬†professor of the Postgraduate ‚ÄúAccesibilidad Universal y Dise√Īo para Todos‚ÄĚ in the Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle (Universidad Aut√≥noma de Madrid) and member of the Grupo de Trabajo Arquitectura para Todos de la Uni√≥n Internacional de Arquitectos (UIA).

He has experience with a lot of plans and accessibility projects among which stand out,  for example, accessibility projects in the building of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, the  Accessibility Plan in the Parque Nacional del Teide or the Accessibility Project in Patrimonio Histórico-Artístico en Centro Histórico de Toledo y de sus Monumentos.


Beatriz Rubio

Beatriz Rubio  

Graduate in Tourist Activities and university Expert in RSC. Thes last 18 years of Beatriz Rubio professional path have been developed in ILUNION Hotels. Beatriz has ocupied several positions in different hotel operations,  including hotel deputy direction and direction. Since 8 years ago, she is in charge of the Accessibility Department , and coordinating the Equality area of ILUNION Hotels. 

ILUNION Hotels is the first, and  actually the only,  hotel chain that obtained the global certification in Universal Accessibility (UNE 170001) for her buildings, today 25. They are also leaders in inclusion, counting with the first four hotels CEE (Special Employment Center) in Spain, in which more than a  75 % of the employees have some type of disabilty.