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The Institute on Disability and Public Policy promotes the analysis and understanding of public policies for persons with disabilities. We contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free, and rights-based, where persons with disabilities are leaders in the determination of their own destinies. We pioneered an accredited master’s degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).
 

Dr. Derrick Cogburn Speaks at CCCC 2014 Annual Convention

Conference on College Composition and Communication LOGOIDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will deliver a keynote presentation on the IDPP and disability and development at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2014 Annual Convention (#4C14) from 9:30-10:45am US EST on 22 March 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The presentation is entitled “Disability and Development as a Global ‘Grand Challenge’: Collaborative Research Opportunities Around the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda."

IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Participates in CSUN 2014

CSUN Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference LOGOIDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will participate in the 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference held from 17-22 March 2014 in San Diego, California. Dr. Cogburn has attended and presented at CSUN conferences in the past. Last year, Dr. Cogburn and IDPP/COTELCO Faculty Associate and IDPP Evaluation Committee Co-Chair Dr. Jennifer Ellis presented their jointly written paper, Accessible Cyberlearning in Practice, which offered best practices for creating accessible online courses and instructional design, as well as criteria for implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) courses. Illustrating the concept of geographically distributed collaboration, Dr. Cogburn presented virtually from Myanmar while he took part in a historic higher education mission organized by the Institute of International Education (IIE)-International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP).

IDPP Regional Staff Contributes to PWD Disaster Needs Assessment

Ms. Della Leonor poses with other volunteers during needs assessment (photo)IDPP Regional Support Staff Ms. Della Leonor recently participated in a city-wide post-disaster relief needs assessment survey for persons with disabilities in Roxas City, Philippines. Organized by the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), the assessment focused on identifying the immediate social, health, and housing support services needs for persons with disabilities in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. Ms. Leonor joined a team of volunteers in conducting personal interviews with more than 60 local persons with disabilities to gather primary data for a report that provided policy and implementation recommendations for government officials in the Philipines.

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