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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.

IDPP Strengthens Ties with Indonesian Universities

Indonesian delegation group photo A delegation of Rectors from universities across Indonesia visited American University on 1 November 2011. The ASEAN Studies Center and the Office of International Program Development at American University’s School of International Service jointly organized a briefing and campus tour in coordination with the Education Attache of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. The visit helped to strengthen bilateral US-Indonesia relations through a new American University-Gadjah Mada University Exchange Program. The delegation included Dr. Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri, Rector of the University of Indonesia, a partner institution of the IDPP. Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, COTELCO/IDPP Executive Director, presented to the delegation on the IDPP project as an innovative global education model that exists at American University, while highlighting the IDPP’s existing partnership with the University of Indonesia, and various academic and outreach institutions throughout the ASEAN region.

IDPP Co-Sponsors and Attends Accessibility Camp DC

COTELCO/IDPP staff network with Accessibility Camp participants photoA delegation from COTELCO/the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) co-sponsored and attended Accessibility Camp-Washington, DC on 22 October at Martin Luther King Public Library in downtown Washington, DC. Accessibility Camp, which has been held in Washington, DC, Montreal, and Toronto and organized by community members in each city, is an annual gathering of individuals interested in accessibility issues. The one day event consisted of presentations by professionals who work and/or hold expertise in accessibility issues.

COTELCO/IDPP Director of Technology Clyde White, Jr. and Program Coordinator Erica Seng network with other Accessibility Camp participants

Enhancing Collaboration via Accessible Virtual Communities

Screenshot image of Dr. Cogburn's NSF GSE presentationDr. Derrick L. Cogburn, Executive Director of COTELCO/the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP), delivered a keynote address on 19 October 2011 entitled “Enhancing Collaboration through Accessible Virtual Communities” at the National Science Foundation’s Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Retreat. The retreat was held at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Screenshot image of presentation offered virtually via Blackboard Collaborate