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.
“Our vision is to facilitate a cadre of disability policy leaders in the public, private, and NGO sectors using accessible cyberlearning techniques,” says Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director.
IDPP regional coordinator Mr. Muhammad Joni Yulianto participated in a national workshop on disability jointly organized by the World Bank and the International Labor Organization (ILO) from 26-27 September 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The event aimed to conduct a mapping of disability-related programs by disabled peoples organizations, non-governmental organizations, international agencies, and government institutions in Indonesia, as well as strengthen networking among these organizations. The event also showcased the DPO Window program by the World Bank and the PROPEL Indonesia project by the ILO.
IDPP Advisory Board member and CIDP faculty member H.E. Ambassador Luis Gallegos received the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Global Partner Award 2012 for his contributions to peace and development efforts “as part of a new initiative to recognize and celebrate the tangible contributions of global citizens who support the United Nations ideals,” according to the UNITAR Web site.
Amb. Gallegos serves as the permanent representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Office at Geneva, and previously served as the Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States. He served as the Chair of the United Nations Committee that negotiated the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the first human rights treaty of the 21st century.