Next interview – 2nd May 2016 / Fernando Alonso, Director of Acceplan

“Studies on accessibility have concentrated on the costs of improvements but have forgotten their benefits, which are reaped by everyone”

An economist by training, the main author of documents such as the Spanish “National Accessibility Plan 2004-2012’ and accessibility studies with close to twenty years of experience, Fernando Alonso is promoting the new diversity model from accessibility consultancy Acceplan, the result of the crossover between his academic activity on systems for evaluating public assets and the development of accessible and inclusive environments. With an open and integrative perspective, he defends the mainstreaming of diversity to achieve maximum social impact without any need for people with disability to exercise as such in order for them to be taken into account.