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 offer an accredited Master’s Degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).
IDPP offers the world's first virtual Master's degree in disability policy. Courses incorporate universal design principles, and are accessible to blind, deaf, and mobility impaired students.
Students have the option of completing the CIDP program as an accelerated one year or extended part-time program. Courses can be experienced in real-time or accessed on-demand.
Students and faculty can participate
from anywhere in the world with an acceptable internet connection. Our cyberinfrastructure facilitates course delivery and collaboration.
Dr. Blanck will discuss the right to full access to the web and its resources for people with cognitive and print-related disabilities, and analyze whether they currently have the opportunity for equivalent and comparable use of web content.
IDPP Regional Coordinator Mr. Joni Yulianto will present alongside IDPP partners Dr. Irwanto, Founder and Director of the Center on Disability Studies at Universitas Indonesia and Dr. Ro’fah Mudzakir, Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Disability Studies and Services at State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga in Yogyakarta, Indonesia at the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Forum and Outreach Session from 23-25 March 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.
They will present their jointly-written position paper Political Commitment on the Fulfillment and Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities while advocating for the mainstreaming of disability rights in the post-2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) framework. As a precursor to the Fourth United Nations High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLPEP) Meeting, the session presents a unique opportunity for international CSOs to add their voices as the Panel discusses the future of the MDGs.
IDPP Regional Support Staff Ms. Della Leonor has been nominated to receive the Person With Disabilities (PWD) of the Year 27th Apolinario Mabini Award presented by the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled. The PWD of the Year Award is given to a Filipino with a disability who, through outstanding achievement in the field of disability rights and education, has become a leader in the Filipino disability community and an example for other Filipinos with disabilities.
Named after the first Prime Minister of the Philippines, the Apolinario Mabini Awards are held every two years to honor individuals, groups, and agencies that have made outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and disability rights in the Philippines and abroad.
IDPP faculty member and Evaluation Committee Co-Chair Dr. Jennifer Ellis is invited to speak at Cengage Learning’s 18th Annual Course Technology Conference from 13–15 March 2013 in San Diego, California. Dr. Ellis will co-present with Ms. Michele Clements, Assistant Professor in the School of Applied and Information Technology at the Community College of Baltimore County. Their presentation, “Increase Accessibility in Your Online Courses,” will explore how to make a cyberlearning environment accessible to all users.
Using Blackboard Learn and Collaborate as the model cyberlearning infrastructures, the session will discuss how to make synchronous and asynchronous content accessible, and offer the session’s participants the opportunity to share what steps they have taken toward making their virtual classrooms accessible.