The Instituto de Biomecanica de Valencia has been presented with the Ulysses Award for Innovation in Research and Technology. Presented by the World Tourism Organization, the institute was given this honor for its online application tool, TurAcces/IBV. With this tool, tourism managers can assess their facilities for accessibility based on current ADA laws and standards. This tool is useful for both tourist facilities and disabled or elderly patrons, in which establishments such as hotels, restaurants, campings, etc., can provide a more quality experience for a specific growing population. The application is available at www.turacces.ibv.org.
The Ulysses Prize and Awards are given annually, and serve to showcase knowledge and innovative application of accessibility within tourism.