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 offer an accredited Master’s Degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).
IDPP offers the world's first virtual Master's degree in disability policy. Courses incorporate universal design principles, and are accessible to blind, deaf, and mobility impaired students.
Students have the option of completing the CIDP program as an accelerated one year or extended part-time program. Courses can be experienced in real-time or accessed on-demand.
Students and faculty can participate
from anywhere in the world with an acceptable internet connection. Our cyberinfrastructure facilitates course delivery and collaboration.
On 14 January 2013, IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director and CIDP faculty member Dr. Derrick Cogburn held the first session of the Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Global Virtual Teams: Disability, Development, and Diplomacy practicum seminar course. This interdisciplinary course, held every Monday of the Spring 2013 semester via online real-time sessions, explores the rapidly expanding practice of geographically distributed collaboration in international organizations through virtual teams.
During the first week of January 2013, several IDPP/COTELCO faculty associates participated in the 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 46) in Maui, Hawaii. Ranked as one of the top two Information Systems conferences in the world, HICSS is one of the longest continuously-running scientific conferences. These colleagues engaged with HICSS in four ways.
IDPP Regional Research Coordinator Mr. Pong Cruz was invited to present about the rights of persons with disabilities at the six-day Advanced Training Course for Trainers for the General Course on Human Rights held from 13-18 December 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was organized by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), of which IDPP faculty member Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree is the Thai Representative. Dr. Sriprapha joined Mr. Pong during his presentation on 17 December 2012.
Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, IDPP/COTELCO executive director, traveled to Padova, Italy from 14-15 December 2012 to present an invited lecture on the future of political science. Dr. Cogburn highlighted the IDPP as a model for geographically-distributed and collaborative teaching, learning, and research. The presentation took place at the Global Symposium on The Future of Political and Social Sciences: An International and Interdisciplinary Conversation at the University of Padova.