Sergio Sánchez Fuentes

Assistant professor doctor at the Autonomous University of Madrid in the Department of Evolutionary Psychology and Education in the Faculty of Teacher Training. He obtained his doctorate in 2013 at the University of Salamanca at the Institute for Community Integration (INICO) with the doctoral program on Disability Research. He has worked as a university professor at the University of Salamanca, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, at the Catholic University of Murcia and at the University of Burgos.


His research work has focused on the analysis of the universal design paradigm in educational settings, both in basic education and in university education. In addition, he has developed different works analyzing the situation of people with disabilities in the university. These interests have led him to conduct research stays at Columbia University and at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), both in the US. In addition, he has developed training in the framework of universal design for learning in various Latin American countries, among which are Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Mexico, Costa Rica, among others.


Regarding its publications, the coordination of the text called “Design for All in Primary Education” stands out, a work carried out for the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE), together with the ONCE Foundation. Another book describing standards and good practices for the care of people with disabilities in the university, in addition to different scientific articles with a high number of citations and reading in the main databases and academic indexing.


On the other hand, he has participated in several R & D & I projects related to the issues of disability and quality of life, as well as in a European project of which he was a coordinating and collaborating member named EN-ABILITIES to improve the empowerment of people with disabilities in learning a second language. Likewise, he has participated in various educational innovation projects, highlighting the work done to give visibility to the paradigm of universal design for learning in Spanish.