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Welcome to the IDPP

We academically prepare transformative disability policy leaders and serve as a collaborative "think tank" on disability policy for the ASEAN region through an unparalleled network of 19 leading universities and 4 outreach partners, with long-term 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 disabiity policy, offered by American University's School of International Service.

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.

IDPP Regional Staff Contributes to PWD Disaster Needs Assessment

Ms. Della Leonor poses with other volunteers during needs assessment (photo)IDPP Regional Support Staff Ms. Della Leonor recently participated in a city-wide post-disaster relief needs assessment survey for persons with disabilities in Roxas City, Philippines. Organized by the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), the assessment focused on identifying the immediate social, health, and housing support services needs for persons with disabilities in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. Ms. Leonor joined a team of volunteers in conducting personal interviews with more than 60 local persons with disabilities to gather primary data for a report that provided policy and implementation recommendations for government officials in the Philipines.