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Welcome to the IDPP

We prepare transformative disability policy leaders and serve as a collaborative "think tank" on disability policy for the ASEAN region through an unparalleled network of 20 leading universities and 4 outreach partners, with founding and sustained 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 disability policy, offered by American University's School of International Service.

IDPP Executive Director Participates in ICA Annual Conference

International Communication Association logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will participate in the 65th International Communication Association Annual Conference held from 21-25 May 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Cogburn will join the conference’s other participating communications practitioners and academics in congratulating IDPP colleague Dr. Ang Peng Hwa, Director of the Singapore Internet Research Centre at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, who was elected President of ICA for 2015–2016 by his peers at ICA.

IDPP Hosts Global Conversation on Accessibility Awareness

Global Conversation on Accessibility Awareness InvitationThe IDPP hosted a Global Virtual Conversation on Accessibility Awareness on 20 May 2015 from 8:00pm-9:00pm US ET (21 May morning in ASEAN and Asia Pacific) in commemoration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this year. Open to the public, the global conversation brought together the IDPP network and various groups to share best practices, lessons learned, and effective strategies to raise awareness of accessibility at the global, regional, national and local levels. Participants were invited to share their own experiences, as well as learn about IDPP’s research projects and awareness-raising activities with its university and outreach partners, and government officials from across the ASEAN region, the US, and around the world.

IDPP Capacity Building Participant Recognized for Disability Advocacy

The IDPP is proud to announce that capacity building participant Ms. Jane Derecho was honored with receiving the 2015 Outstanding Women of Iloilo City Award for her work in disability rights advocacy and special education during a ceremony on 31 March 2015 in Iloilo City, Philippines. Ms. Derecho was among 15 women to be honored by Mayor Jeb Patrick E. Mabilog during a widely attended ceremony.