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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.
 

Dr. Derrick Cogburn Speaks at CCCC 2014 Annual Convention

Conference on College Composition and Communication LOGOIDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn delivered a keynote presentation on the IDPP and disability and development at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2014 Annual Convention (#4C14) from 9:30-10:45am US EST on 22 March 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The presentation was entitled “Disability and Development as a Global ‘Grand Challenge’: Collaborative Research Opportunities Around the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda."

IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Participates in CSUN 2014

CSUN Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference LOGOIDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will participate in the 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference held from 17-22 March 2014 in San Diego, California. Dr. Cogburn has attended and presented at CSUN conferences in the past. Last year, Dr. Cogburn and IDPP/COTELCO Faculty Associate and IDPP Evaluation Committee Co-Chair Dr. Jennifer Ellis presented their jointly written paper, Accessible Cyberlearning in Practice, which offered best practices for creating accessible online courses and instructional design, as well as criteria for implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) courses. Illustrating the concept of geographically distributed collaboration, Dr. Cogburn presented virtually from Myanmar while he took part in a historic higher education mission organized by the Institute of International Education (IIE)-International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP).

IDPP Fellowship Application Opens to Pursue MPP at UM INPUMA

IDPP Cohort II students (group photo)The IDPP is now accepting applications for IDPP Fellowships to pursue a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree with a focus on disability policy at the University of Malaya – International Institute for Public Policy and Management (INPUMA). The MPP program will begin on 1 September 2014 with an IDPP two-week residency for incoming students in August 2014. Students will live on the University of Malaya campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and take face-to-face classes with INPUMA and IDPP faculty from across ASEAN and around the world.

The IDPP expects to offer up to fifteen fellowships funded by The Nippon Foundation (TNF) with preference given to persons from the ASEAN region who are blind or visually impaired; deaf or hard of hearing; and mobility impaired. IDPP Fellowship applications will be accepted through 20 May 2014.

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