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Ro'fah Mudzakir

Dr. Ro'fah Mudzakir is the Director and Cofounder of the Center for Disability Studies and Services at State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga (UIN) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. While earning her PhD degree at McGill University in Canada, she witnessed the efforts of the university to include students with visual impairments. In 2005, in hopes of remediating similar situations in Indonesia, Dr. Ro’fah Mudzakir submitted a proposal to Rector Dr. Amin Abdullah at UIN regarding a Center for Disability Studies and Services. The proposal was accepted and the Center opened its doors in 2007.