President, Design for All Foundation, Barcelona
He holds a degree in Therapeutic Pedagogy from the University of Barcelona (UB). His professional activity has focused on the world of ergonomics, biomechanics, accessibility and “design for all”, a concept that has spread across Europe via the European Institute for Design and Disability (EIDD), of which he was president from 1998 to 2001.
During the period of construction of the facilities dedicated to the 1992 Olympic Games, he was the head of urban accessibility, transport and technical support at Barcelona City Hall. In 1993, he left this position to assume management of the Consortium of Resources and Documentation for the Integration of Diversity (CRID). He was a member and advisor of the Government of Catalonia’s Council to Promote Accessibility and Suppress Architectural Barriers from July 2004 to September 2006.
Recent publications: “Manual d’accessibilitat de platges de la província de Barcelona” (2001) (“Accessibility manual for the beaches of Barcelona province”), published by Barcelona Provincial Council. “De la ciutat sense barreres a la ciutat per a tothom” (February 2002) (“From the city without barriers to the city for everyone”), published by Barcelona Provincial Council and forming part of the Public Urban Space collection. “BARCELONA. Del pla d’accessibilitat a la ciutat per a tothom” (April 2003) (“BARCELONA: From the accessibility plan to the city for everyone”), published by the Design for All Foundation with the collaboration of Barcelona City Hall. “European Concept for Accessibility” (2003), published by the European Concept for Accessibility Network. “ECA for administrations” (2008), authors: F. Aragall, P. Neumann and S. Sagramola. Published by Info-Handicap-National Disability Council of Luxembourg.
Current activities: Professor of various Masters and PhD courses at the University of Barcelona and the University of Lisbon, as well as a speaker at various conferences and congresses in Europe and the Americas. Board member of the Barcelona Centre of Design (BCD). President of the Coordination Committee on Design for All. Honorary member of EIDD-Design for All Europe. Member of the Accessibility working group at Barcelona City Hall. Member of the European Concept for Accessibility Network. Member of different juries for prizes related to “design for all”.
Member of the Iberian Society of Biomechanics (SIB) and the Spanish Ergonomics Association (AEE). General Director of ProAsolutions, SL, (Spain) and member of ProAsolutions in Portugal, Germany and France. President of the Design for All Foundation.