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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.

The presentation will provide an overview of the IDPP research project of building an accessible cyberlearning environment to provide post-graduate higher education and capacity building opportunities for students with disabilities across the ASEAN region.  

IDPP has presented and attended CSUN conferences for the past four years. Two years ago, Dr. Cogburn and IDPP Faculty Associate and Evaluation Committee 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.

The largest conference in the world of its kind, the CSUN Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference gathers researchers, practitioners, academics, exhibitors, speakers, and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of accessible assistive and adaptive technologies and persons with disabilities. In 2014, the conference drew more than 4,800 people from around the world. 

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