Lourdes Arreola Prado

Program Manager for IAAP's Built Environment International Program (CPABE)

María de Lourdes Arreola Prado is an international consultant on accessibility, inclusion and diversity and is CPACC and CPABE certified (Level 1). She is also a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).

Lourdes she is the creator and founder of Linkenium, a consultancy through which she accompanies institutions and companies in the construction of inclusive environments.

She is also a member of the Latin American Advisory Group for CBM. Lourdes has participated as a speaker, consultant and lecturer on accessibility, inclusion and diversity issues in various national and international forums.

She was part of the Mexican committee to develop the Accessible ICT Standard. She has led efforts to develop the first accessible tourist guide for Mexico City and to improve accessibility around the nine buildings of Mexico-based ASUR airports, among other projects.

In 2013 she was a finalist for the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. In 2015 she received the State Award against Discrimination, awarded by CODHEM, for promoting equality and non-discrimination at work. She is an Electronics Engineer from the Universidad Iberoamericana and has a diploma as "Expert in Information Technology and Disability" by Creática Fundación FREE (Spain) and CETYS Universidad (Ensenada, B.C.). She is multilingual in English, French and Portuguese, with a strong knowledge of Italian.