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Project Partners 


empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologieforschung mbH

(coordinator, Bonn, Germany)


Elche City Council           



Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis & Information Systems

(St. Augustin, Germany)



(London, United Kingdom)


Polibienestar Research Institute, University of Valencia



Sozialhelden e.V.

(Berlin, Germany)


University of Heidelberg, GIScience Research Group



University College London (UCL)

(London, United Kingdom)


Zentrum für Soziale Innovation

(Vienna, Austria)





CAP4Access Advisory Board

CAP4Access is supported by an advisory board, which has been set up to guide research and exploitation throughout the project. The board includes highly regarded experts in the fields of accessibility, participatory mapping, and disability policy.

Find a preliminary list of our confirmed advisory board members below:

Angelika Laburda, Dr. Phil. in Sociology, has worked as Project Manager at the Pro Worker IBFT-Infoplattform Barrierefreier Tourismus in Vienna since 2003. She has formerly held positions as Lecturer and Researcher at a number of academic institutions, including the Institute for Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Austrian Trade Union Federation, NÖ-Volkshilfe at Wr. Neustadt, the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning and others. She has specialist knowledge of medical sociology and disability, labour market issues, gender mainstreaming, computer science, mathematics, statistical analysis and Information Technologies. She was IBFT’s Project Manager in the OSSATE project, 2006–2007, which developed the accessible tourism website, Europe for All. Angelika Laburda founded the Institute for accessible Tourism (Institut für barrierefreien Tourismus) in 2009.

Ivor Ambrose works as an independent consultant providing research and project management expertise to public sector organisations, NGOs and companies in Europe. In 2006 he brought together an international group including VisitBritain, the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism, NGOs from Belgium, Spain and Greece, university management specialists and Greek web services company EWORX S.A. to create the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The association, which was co-funded for 2 years by the European Commission, was registered in Brussels as a non-profit organisation in 2008. Since then Ivor Ambrose has acted as Managing Director of ENAT with its 200 members in over 30 countries. Born in England, Ivor Ambrose has lived and worked in the UK, Denmark and Belgium and is now based in Athens, Greece. He holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Psychology from the University of Surrey, UK (1979) and a Ph.D. by research, completed while working at the Danish Building Research Institute (1991). From 1998 to 2001 he worked for the European Commission Directorate General Information Society where he managed research projects and contributed to European policies on electronic services and support for the integration of persons with disabilities and older people.

Antonio-Luis Martínez-Pujalte is Professor for Legal and Political Philosophy at Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, where he was the first Dean of the Faculty of Law between 1997 and 2000. He completed his formation at the Universities of Munich and Edinburgh, and has been Guest Professor at the Universities of Navarra, Budapest, Austral University of Buenos Aires and University of Piura (Peru) and holds a PhD in Law from the University of Valencia. He has been in charge of different public responsibilities: General Director for Regional Development at the Regional Government of Valencia (2000-2002); Head of Cabinet of the Spanish Minister for Labor and Social Affairs (2002-2004); Head of Cabinet of the Speaker of Popular Party at the Spanish Parliament (2004-2008). Since June 2011 he is Deputy Major and Counsellor for Coordination, Institutional Relations and Social Action of the City Council of Elche. His main research fields are: a) human rights, with special attention to general theory of fundamental rights in Spanish constitutional system, b) Reform of Welfare State and social policies, with special attention to its constitutional framework and to disability policies, c) constitutional basis of bioethics, what has led him to study the concept of person or the refusal of medical treatments for ideological or religious reasons, among other questions and d) quality of democracy, citizens´ participation and electoral systems.

Technical Director of the Spanish Representative Platform for People with Physical Disabilities (PREDIF). Architect. MBA, with post-graduate studies in Universal Accessibility and Design for All, and a Master’s degree in Enabling Technologies, Accessibility and Design for All. Member of the CERMI (Spanish Committee of Representatives for People with Disabilities) Accessibility Commission and of the Normalisation Technical Committee AEN/CTN 170: Universal Accessibility and Design for All at AENOR (Spanish Standards and Certification Association). She is also involved in the Technical Standardisation Committees AEN/CTN 178/SC 5 “Tourism Destination Intelligence” and those that develop the UNE norms for the Spanish Tourism Quality brand. She has been working in the fields of accessibility and disability since 2004. She coordinates and develops projects that deal with universal accessibility in a number of areas: construction, town-planning, tourism, public transport and new technologies. She has been involved in the editing of different publications about transport and accessible tourism, and has also spoken at numerous seminars, conferences and training courses.

David Banes is CEO of the Mada Center, Qatar Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center based in Doha in the state of Qatar. He has worked in Doha for the past two years, firstly as Deputy CEO and more recently as CEO and has been charged with developing services to ensure that people with a disability in Qatar are digitally included. Prior to taking up his post in Qatar, he worked as a teacher of people with special needs and principal of a school before working in the realm of digital Inclusion in the UK and Europe as Director of Operations and Development for a UK NGO. He writes regularly in the area and was recently featured on Anthony Salcitos “Global leaders in Education”.

Henk Hoff (Director, OpenStreetMap Foundation) is a freelance IT consultant. He lives in the Netherlands. Henk discovered OSM in the spring of 2006 and is an active contributor as mapper and speaker. He joined the OSMF board in 2008.

He is Professor of Sociology at the University of Murcia since 2002 with 25 years of teaching and research experience. He has a degree in Sociology (population specialty), a degree in Philosophy, and a PhD in Sociology. He is the main researcher in the research group “Sociology of Wellbeing and Ageing”. He develops his teaching and research activity at the University of Murcia where he has had, among others, the following positions: Director of Research at the Institute of Educational Sciences (1988-1990), Director of the Social Work University (1990-1997) and Director of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy (2008-2012). He is member of the Board of the Institute for Research on Ageing. He has published 11 books, 24 book chapters and more than fifty papers in journals (several indexed). He has directed 11 doctoral theses, he has been main researcher in 9 R+D+i projects (MEC, IMSERSO and others), and he has been part of research teams in more than 20 research projects and contracts with private and public entities. He has done research stays at different universities and research centers in Europe and Latin America. His main research lines are addressed to the aspects related to ageing and wellbeing of elderly people.