TurAcces / IBV, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia

2012 UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Research and Technology

Winner: TurAcces/IBV, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia, Spain

TurAcces/IBV is a comprehensive system for the self-assessment and improvement of tourism accessibility with an orientation to all customer groups. This tool allows tourism managers to perform self-diagnosis to know the current situation of their facilities in terms of accessibility and to dump the results into databases for later analysis and monitoring. In addition, the application provides reports with proposals to improve accessibility which are prioritized by importance and urgency based on the current laws and standards.

This software is available for free at http://turacces.ibv.org and offers tourism businesses the possibility to know the current status of their facilities in terms of integral accessibility in order to identify deviations and to develop a prioritized action plan to address them. The overall improvement of the accessibility benefits customers, companions and employees, while sets an accessible tourism offer, improves the quality perceived by the customer and increases the competitiveness and differenciation of companies.

“The Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia  in Spain was in 2012 the first winner of the UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Research and Technology for the new tool TurAcces/IBV, which has meant prestigious recognition for all our work in promoting tourism for all and improving accessibility in tourism facilities.”

Javier Ferrís-Oñate, Tourism and Leisure Market Innovation Director.


Contact: (+34) 963 87 91 60

Website: http://turacces.ibv.org