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Welcome to the IDPP

We academically prepare transformative disability policy leaders and serve as a collaborative "think tank" on disability policy for the ASEAN region through an unparalleled network of 19 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 Provides Virtual Participation for GFLJD Spring Meetings

GFLJD Week 2012 presentation (photo)An IDPP delegation will be attending and providing accessible virtual participation for three of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank’s Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD) from 17–19 April 2013 at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. GFLJD was created to connect civil society organizations, financial institutions, governments, academia, think tanks, and legal institutions in an exchange of knowledge and best practices on legal issues facing the international development sector.

IDPP Welcomes Dr. Irwanto as Newest Faculty Member

Dr. Irwanto (photo)The IDPP is pleased to officially welcome IDPP Executive Committee Member Dr. Irwanto as the newest member of our faculty to teach in the virtual Master’s in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP) program. The first course Dr. Irwanto will teach in this position as American University adjunct faculty is “Disability Leadership” during the 2013 Summer Term.

Photo credit: Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

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.