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Welcome to the IDPP

We academically prepare transformative disability policy leaders and serve as a collaborative "think tank" on disability policy for the ASEAN region through an unparalleled network of 19 leading universities and 4 outreach partners, with long-term support from The Nippon Foundation. We contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based, and pioneered the world's first virtual master's degree program in disabiity policy, offered by American University's School of International Service.

IDPP Presents on Global "Grand Challenge" at CSUN 2015

 CSUN Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (logo)IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn and Assistant Director of Communication Ms. Maya Aguilar will present and participate in the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference held from 2-7 March 2015 hosted by the Center on Disabilities at California State University-Northridge (CSUN). As part of IDPP’s week-long participation, Ms. Aguilar will deliver the IDPP’s presentation on “The ‘Grand Challenge’ of Accessible Cyberlearning in Southeast Asia on Thursday, 5 March at 1:20 PM PST. The presentation will provide an overview of the IDPP research project of building an accessible cyberlearning environment to provide post-graduate higher education and capacity building opportunities for students with disabilities across the ASEAN region.  

IDPP Alumnus uses Architecture for Advocacy, Empowerment

IDPP Alumnus Don de Vera poses with a team from IDPP partner APCD (photo)IDPP alumnus Mr. Don de Vera is making his voice heard as one of Manila’s leading experts in accessible building design and architecture. As a professor of architecture and design at the Mapua Institute of Technology – Laguna, his alma mater in the Philippines, Mr. de Vera incorporates his expertise in architecture with his passion for disability rights. He also serves as a member of the Committee on Accessibility of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), a role that has allowed him to lead participatory trainings and seminars on creating barrier-free environments at universities and private and public sector organizations in the metropolitan Manila area.

IDPP's Significant Participation at 2015 ISA Annual Convention

International Studies Association logoLed by Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, the IDPP will have a delegation of experts and researchers presenting and participating in the International Studies Association (ISA) 2015 Annual Convention held from 18-21 February in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The team, composed of IDPP faculty, staff, researchers, and institutional partners, will engage in a number of activities throughout the conference, most notably, the Presidential Theme Panel, “The Global ‘Grand Challenge’ of Disability and Development: Comparative Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in ASEAN” on Friday, 20 February from 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM US Central Time.