Dr. Andrea Mangiatordi is a researcher at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. He graduated in Communication and Multimedia Publishing and obtained a Ph.D. in the "Quality of Life in the Information Society" programme at the University of Milano-Bicocca.
His work focuses on Accessibility in the areas of Online Communication and of Educational Content Design, with a specific interest in the sustainability of the application of Universal Design frameworks in educational contexts. He has been involved in the OLPC/CEIBAL project in Uruguay, where he conducted his doctoral research on the topic of computer-mediated social inclusion for children with disabilities.
While teaching courses about Inclusive Education and Educational Technology, he is currently focused on enhancing the accessibility of web environments and of electronic publishing, also through the development of open source software solutions that facilitate the implementation of accessibility features into new or existing web applications.
He is presently involved in an H2020-funded research project called ISOTIS, about Multilingualism, Multiculturalism, and Inclusion and he is the local coordinator for the PRIN project “Maria Montessori from the past to the present. Reception and implementation of her educational method in Italy on the 150th anniversary of her birth”, funded by MIUR. After winning an Innovation Grant, in 2016 dr. Mangiatordi also founded a tech startup to facilitate the transfer of his research results on a larger scale.
Dr. Mangiatordi is a founding member of the University of the Future Network. Since 2018 he is a board member of the Open Access Journal Educational Technology in Higher Education.