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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 pioneered the world's first virtual master's degree program in disabiity policy: the master of International Affairs in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP) at American University's School of International Service.

IDPP Faculty Co-Lead Global Virtual Teams Workshop at HICSS-47

HICSS Global Virtual Teams Workshop (photo)IDPP/COTELCO hosted participants from around the world to virtually join Dr. Derrick Cogburn and colleagues for the workshop “Cross Cultural Communication in Accessible Global Virtual Teams” from 9:00am-4:00pm US Hawai’i time (2:00pm-9:00pm US EST) on 6 January, the first day of the 47th Annual Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-47) held from 6-9 January 2014. COTELCO provided accessible virtual participation, including closed captions, to the public.

IDPP and COTELCO’s Multi-Faceted Participation at HICSS-47

HICSS-47 conference (logo)IDPP and COTELCO were pleased to begin the new year by participating in the 47th Annual Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-47) from 6-9 January 2014 in Big Island, Hawai’i. IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn; Senior Faculty Associate Dr. Nanette Levinson; Faculty Associates and IDPP Evaluation Committee Chair and Vice Chair Drs. Jennifer Ellis and Marilyn Arnone; and American University Psychology Professor Dr. Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus  participated in what is now one of the most prestigious and the longest-running international information systems conferences in the world.

Dr. Derrick Cogburn Joins 2gether-International’s Board of Directors

2gether-International (logo)Dr. Derrick Cogburn, IDPP/COTELCO executive director and associate professor at American University's School of International Service (AU SIS), recently accepted an invitation from former IDPP research assistant and AU SIS undergraduate student Mr. Diego Mariscal to serve on 2gether-International’s Board of Directors. Founded in 2007 by Mr. Mariscal in his native Mexico, 2gether-International focuses on diminishing social barriers between persons with and without disabilities.