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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 Presents at Books and Beyond: AU Project 2030 Event

Participants listen to Dr. Cogburn's presentation (photo)American University (AU) invited IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn to present at Books & Beyond: AU Project 2030, Academic Exploration for the Future on 27 February 2013 in the Abramson Family Founders Room of the School of International Service (SIS).

The presentation, “Ennobling and Enabling: Walking the Talk of Disability Technology, Policy and Education,” was presented in coordination with Dr. Sarah Irvine Belson, Dean of AU’s School of Education, Teaching and Health; and Dr. Laura DeNardis, Associate Professor at AU’s School of Communication.

IDPP Joins Historic U.S. Higher Education Delegation to Myanmar

IAPP-Myanmar delegation (group photo)IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director and American University (AU) Associate Professor Dr. Derrick Cogburn; Dean of AU School of Professional and Extended Studies Dr. Carola Weil; and Assistant Professor and Director of the AU ASEAN Studies Center Dr. Pek Koon Heng-Blackburn took part in a delegation of 10 U.S. universities traveling to Myanmar from 24 February – 1 March 2013 to learn more about the current state of higher education in Myanmar and explore potential partnership opportunities.

IDPP and COTELCO Return to CSUN 2013

Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (photo)IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn and IDPP/COTELCO Faculty Associate and IDPP Evaluation Committee Co-Chair Dr. Jennifer Ellis jointly presented Accessible Cyberlearning in Practice at the 28th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (#CSUN13) on 27 February at 3:10pm (U.S. Pacific Time). The presentation was delivered in-person by Dr. Ellis, who attended the conference in San Diego, California, and remotely by Dr. Cogburn, who participated in the session from Myanmar. The presentation was open to the public and broadcasted live via Blackboard Collaborate™, which can be viewed using a screen reader; closed-captioning was provided.