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Welcome to the IDPP

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 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 Attends 2013 M-Enabling Summit; Offers Virtual Briefing

Second Annual M-Enabling Summit, June 6-7, 2013 (logo)The IDPP participated in the 2013 M-Enabling Summit (#mEnabling) from 6-7 June 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. As conference participants, the IDPP hosted an informal virtual roundtable discussion on 7 June 2013 at 12:30pm U.S. EST that was open to the public via Blackboard Collaborate. Moderated by Dr. Derrick Cogburn, "Mobile Accessibility and the UNCRPD: The Intersection of Innovations in Accessible Mobile Technology and Disability Policy" featured G3ict President and Executive Director Mr. Axel Leblois; IDPP Advisory Board and faculty member Ambassador Luis Gallegos; and other accessibility and disability policy experts.

IDPP Faculty Present at University of Michigan Future Faculty Seminar

CRLT, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (logo)IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn and faculty members Dr. Jennifer Ellis and Dr. Marilyn Arnone are presenting at the Fourth Annual Seminar on Preparing Future Faculty on 4 and 5 June 2013 hosted by the University of Michigan’s Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). This nationally-recognized seminar invites senior graduate students with collegiate or university-level teaching experience to attend sessions designed to prepare them for post-degree faculty teaching positions.

Two CIDP Alumni Complete EMPOWER Fellowship Program & Visit AU

(from left) Ms. Maya Aguilar, Mr. Raphael Domingo, Ms. Mackie Calbay, and Ms. Kerri West at the United States State DepartmentCIDP Master's program alumni Mr. Raphael “Raphy” Domingo and Ms. Mackie Calbay were invited to the first-ever EMPOWER conference hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on 22 May 2013 at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.  The conference featured 34 disability rights advocates from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uganda, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Tajikistan who have just completed the month-long EMPOWER fellowship exchange program.