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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.

Application Opens for 2015 IDPP Fellowships

2014 IDPP Fellows group photoMarch 2015 – The Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN Region is now accepting applications for IDPP Fellowships to pursue master’s degree programs in Public Policy, Global Politics, and e-Learning Technologies at IDPP partner universities across the ASEAN region: (1) A residential, face-to-face Master of Public Policy program at University of Malaya in Malaysia; (2) A virtual (with limited face-to-face residential components) Master of Arts in Political Science, Major in Global Politics program at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines; (3) A virtual Master of Multimedia (E-Learning Technologies) program at Multimedia University in Malaysia.

IDPP Presents on Global "Grand Challenge" at CSUN 2015

CSUN Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (logo)IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn and Assistant Director of Communication Ms. Maya Aguilar will present and participate in the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference held from 2-7 March 2015 hosted by the Center on Disabilities at California State University-Northridge (CSUN). As part of IDPP’s week-long participation, Ms. Aguilar will deliver the IDPP’s presentation on “The ‘Grand Challenge’ of Accessible Cyberlearning in Southeast Asia on Thursday, 5 March at 1:20 PM PST.

IDPP Alumnus uses Architecture for Advocacy, Empowerment

IDPP Alumnus Don de Vera poses with a team from IDPP partner APCD (photo)IDPP alumnus Mr. Don de Vera is making his voice heard as one of Manila’s leading experts in accessible building design and architecture. As a professor of architecture and design at the Mapua Institute of Technology – Laguna, his alma mater in the Philippines, Mr. de Vera incorporates his expertise in architecture with his passion for disability rights. He also serves as a member of the Committee on Accessibility of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), a role that has allowed him to lead participatory trainings and seminars on creating barrier-free environments at universities and private and public sector organizations in the metropolitan Manila area.