Journalist, Consultant, and Geek in London, United Kingdom
Founder and Director of Ortegalink Ltd (an international media and accessibility company based in London). I am a journalist and businesswoman.
I cover UK current affairs as a correspondent for German media outlets like the news agency epd, radio stations and newspapers. For 2 years I wrote a well-regarded blog on accessibility for Germany's weekly "ZEIT Online" called "Stufenlos".
I have worked as an editor at the German Press Agency (dpa) and as a broadcast journalist at the BBC. Being fully bilingual in German and English has enabled me to travel the world to cover many stories during my career within the German and British media. In 2008, I founded the only German-language newspaper in the UK, The German Link. I sold the newspaper in 2012.
I write and research about German and British politics, current affairs, culture, religion, disability, IT and social media. My German weblog Behindertenparkplatz won The Bobs award in 2007. The Bobs honour websites that promote the exchange of ideas and freedom of expression.
I love flying and I am passionate about access to public transport for all, and believe everyone should be able to travel the world. In accordance with this belief, I have developed disability equality training as well as accessibility consulting, and Ortegalink Ltd delivers this to enterprises of all sizes.
In 2012 I appeared in the London Olympics extravaganza directed by Danny Boyle and returned a month later with my choir to sing at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics.