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We prepare transformative disability policy leaders and serve as a collaborative "think tank" on disability policy for the ASEAN region through an unparalleled network of 20 leading universities and 4 outreach partners, with founding and sustained 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 disability policy, offered by American University's School of International Service.

IDPP Program Associate Speaks at International Disability Workshops

Mrs. Louie Zepeda-Teng at GFAN Brussels WorkshopIDPP Program Associate Mrs. Louie Zepeda-Teng was a speaker at the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) meeting hosted by and ICSS in Brussels, Belgium from 1-9 October 2015. As a speaker and participant, Mrs. Zepeda-Teng took part in a media workshop on global health and resource mobilization for GFAN. With visits to the EU commission and EU parliament to advocate for patients' rights and disability-inclusive health practices, the objective of the meeting was to enhance advocates' roles and create more effective public health and disability messaging. Highlighted topics included the eradication of three communicable diseases: tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria. Mrs. Zepeda-Teng joined other speakers and advocates from Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

IDPP Presents at ASEAN Disability Forum 2015

ASEAN Disability Forum Conference 2015 logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will speak at the ASEAN Disability Forum Conference 2015 from 19-21 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ASEAN Disability Forum is one of the largest regional gatherings of persons with disabilities and disability advocates, with about 500 individuals from across the ASEAN region expected to attend. This year’s conference theme is “Our People, Our Community, Our Vision.” Dr. Cogburn’s presentation “Facilitating Implementation of the United Nations CRPD and SDGs through Accessible Cyberlearning in Disability Policy” will be one of three presentations offered on the socio-cultural panel from 4:00pm-5:30pm Kuala Lumpur time on 20 October.

Why Accessibility Matters: Presentation at ATLA and NFAIS Roundtable

NFAIS logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn is invited to present on “Access, Disability, Governance and Privilege: A Challenge to Professionals in the Humanities Disciplines” to the staff of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and participants of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) Humanities Roundtable with the theme Digital Humanities and Digital Publishing: Global Opportunities and Challenges from 1-2 October 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.