María Teresa Donoso

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Commercial Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. She has a Postgraduate Degree in Accessibility and Design for All from the School of Arquitecture of the Universidad Internacional de Cataluña; a Master’s Degree in Accessibility from the Global City, Smart Cities from the Universidad de Jaén and Fundación Once, and a Diploma in Sustainable Building from the Universidad de los Hemisferios and the Consejo Ecuatoriano de Edificación Sustentable CEES. She has collaborated with the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) since 2009 and made the first certification in Accessibility of a building in Ecuador (Centro de Convenciones Metropolitano de Quito) in 2019. She is Vice President of the Board of the Fundación Reina de Quito and was the one who promoted it since 1985. He is a member of the Cabildo Cívico de Quito. She is the General Manager of Corporación Accesibilidad, Diseño Universal y Sustentabilidad Accesible Cía. Ltda. Is currently collaborating in the incorporation of accessibility in public space in the Pilot Project AAPA Aceras Accesibles y Plan Árbol (Iñaquito Urban Laboratory), developed by the College of Architects of Pichincha and the Secretariats of Territory, Habitat and Housing and of Environment of the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito. She has given several talks on Accessibility and Universal Design at a national and international level. She has written about Accessibility and Universal Design for Numbers Magazine.

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