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.
IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn was invited to present at the World Bank Law, Justice, and Development Week 2012: Opportunity, Inclusion, and Equity (LJD Week) on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 from 4:45-6:15pm EST. This year’s conference, held from 10-14 December, explores the major role that legal institutions play in providing education, civic engagement, and economic opportunity to underserved populations across the world.
The IDPP celebrated the 2012 International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December with the panel discussion “Understanding the Importance of the CRPD in Commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities” (#IDPPCRPD) from 11am-12pm EST.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (#IDPD) was established to provide an opportunity to address the exclusion of persons with disabilities by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society.
The International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI), an outreach partner of the IDPP, is a global organization working toward the education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired persons with a mission of creating equal educational opportunities for these individuals.
IDPP Regional Support Staff Ms. Della Leonor was elected by representatives of the Capiz Province’s basic sectors and civil society organizations (CSOs) to become the province’s Focal Person during the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)’s “Harnessing Basic Sector/Civil Society Collectivity and Capacities on the Ground” seminar. The seminar, which took place on November 20-24 in Iloilo City, Philippines was attended by representatives from CSOs from five regions in the Philippines, providing a forum to exchange best practices on implementation of human rights programs across the country.