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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 the world's first virtual master's degree program in disabiity policy: the master of International Affairs in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP) at American University's School of International Service.

IDPP Faculty Member Invited to Present at Blackboard World 2013

BbWorld 2013, DevCon July 2013, Las Vegas (logo)IDPP faculty member and Evaluation Committee Co-Chair Dr. Jennifer Ellis will be presenting a paper co-written with IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn at Blackboard’s annual technology and development conference, Blackboard World 2013 (#Bbworld13), held between 7-12 July 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The presentation, “Accessible Cyberlearning,” will use the IDPP’s cyberinfrastructure design as a model for successful implementation of Universal Design for Learning principles to create a fully accessible virtual learning environment using Blackboard Learn and Collaborate.

IDPP Advisory Board Member Dr. Peter Blanck Speaks at NIDRR

Dr. Peter Blanck (photo)IDPP Advisory Board member and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University Dr. Peter Blanck has been invited to deliver the presentation "The Right to Web Equality for People with Cognitive Disabilities" at The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in Washington, DC on 4 April 2013 at 3:30pm U.S. EST.

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.

Photo credit: Syracuse University

IDPP Partners, Staff Advocate Disability Inclusion at Post-2015 Forum

unescap-lcdidppedit.jpgIDPP 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.