The Institute on Disability and Public Policy at American University is a multidisciplinary, cross-campus research center that creates and disseminates knowledge that enables all persons to participate effectively in local, national, and global governance through the use of accessible information and communication technologies. IDPP leads the AU 2030 Strategic Initiative on Global Disability and Development, and helps to facilitate collaborative research, teaching and outreach programs through its partnerships.
Since 2009, IDPP has been creating groundbreaking, innovative pathways to accessible learning. It built the world's first virtual graduate institute on disability and public policy through the vision and support of The Nippon Foundation.
Our Core Focus Areas:
Global, Regional and National Disability Policy
Inclusive Sustainable Development
Accessible Global Governance
Inclusive Cities and Urban Development
Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction
Information and Communication Technologies for Development
Accessibility, Assistive Technologies and Universal Design
The Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) is proudly co-sponsoring and participating in the upcoming 2019 Symposium on Disability Rights, hosted by the Institute for Human Rights at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Filippo Trevisan, Deputy Director of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP), will be participating in a talk on a new paper analyzing the use of storytelling in grassroots advocacy in Australia and the U.S.
Dr. Cogburn and Dr. Trevisan will be leading a variety of tutorials, minitrack sessions and paper presentations at the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52).
The Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) and the Special Olympics of D.C. are pleased to announce the launch of a collegiate chapter at American University. The chapter – AU Special Olympics (AUSO) – was officially recognized in early December 2018.
“The most rewarding part of my work is that I am contributing to supporting the disability community. As someone with a learning disability, I understand first-hand the struggles it takes to making sure you have the accommodations and accessibility you need.”