Mario Toboso is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Philosophy of the Higher Council for Scientific Research, CSIC.
PhD from the University of Salamanca, Bachelor of Physical Sciences from the same university and “Master in Design for All and Universal Accessibility to Information Technologies” (Escuela de Organización Industrial, Madrid),Toboso is a member of the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad (FVID) since 2007.
His research focuses on the intersection between Disability Studies and Science, Technology and Society (CTS) studies, as a framework for new studies on “Science, Technology and Diversity”. His work focuses especially on the studies on functional diversity, the study of disability within the capabilities and operations approach of Amartya Sen, and the accessibility and design of inclusive environments as practices of social citizen innovation.
He participated in national and international research projects: “Qualitative Tracking with Young Disabled in European States” (Quali-TYDES), the Eurocores Program, ECRP V, “Women with disabilities in Social Engagement” (RISEWISE) and “Fostering a Transition towards Responsible Research and Innovation Systems “(FoTRRIS), both of the H2020 Program. Currently, he is part of the CSIC research team in the projects “Inclusive Robotics for a Better Society” (INBOTS) and “Bidirectional Hyper-Connected Neural System” (EXTEND), of the same H2020 Program.
Together with Miguel A. V. Ferreira, he is co-Principal Investigator of the project “Ableism: exposing the last prejudice. Its influence on the compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Spain” (National R + D + i Plan, ref FFI2017-88787-R).