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IDPP Presents at & Provides Webcast for UW Symposium on Disability

International Program on Disability, Technology and Rehabilitation (logo)The Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) presented at and hosted a free, live webcast offering virtual participation at the Symposium on Disability, Technology and Rehabilitation in Low and Middle Income Countries (#IDTR2013) from 27–28 June 2013 at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Hosted by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, the Symposium brought a diverse group of stakeholders together to discuss increasing access to technology and rehabilitation products and services for people with disabilities in low-resourced communities in low and middle-income countries.

IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn  delivered the presentation “Accessible Cyberinfrastructure-Enabled Knowledge Communities for the Global Disability Community” virtually from 10:30-10:50 AM U.S. PST on 27 June. The presentation used the CIDP’s virtual classroom environment as model to highlight the conceptual approach to accessible cyberinfrastructure and global online collaboration. IDPP/COTELCO Director of Technology Mr. Clyde White, Jr. attended the conference in-person and facilitated virtual participation throughout the two-day event.

We invite you to view a recording of the live webcast of the “Symposium on Disability, Technology, and Rehabilitation in Low and Middle Income Countries”.

The webcast was facilitated using Blackboard Collaborate. Blackboard Collaborate is screenreader accessible and closed captions for the sessions will be available via 'Window>Show Closed-Captioning' once inside the virtual room.

The Symposium brought together researchers, clinicians, consumers, consumer-led organizations, policy makers, technology developers and providers, policy makers, and other relevant stakeholders with the goal of ensuring full inclusion and participation for people with disabilities in low-resourced communities in low and middle income countries through access to assistive and accessible technologies. Some topics of focus during the event included assistive technology and accessible information and communication technology; service delivery models; human resource development; and international disability policy. The conference built off of the 2009 and 2010 workshops on Technology & Disability in the Developing World, and expanded topic areas to include rehabilitation services.

More information on the event can be found on the IDTR Web site. You can also click here to access the full agenda for the Symposium.

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