Center of Excellence-Accessibility

The Future of Tomorrow Built Through the Collaboration of Today

Center of Excellence-Accessibility

The Future of Tomorrow Built Through the Collaboration of Today

Center of Excellence-Accessibility

The Future of Tomorrow Built Through the Collaboration of Today

Center of Excellence-Accessibility

The Future of Tomorrow Built Through the Collaboration of Today

What is a Center of Excellence?

Traditionally, a center of excellence is envisioned as an entity that provides leadership, best practices, research, support, or training in a specific focus area. It is a powerful organizational structure that enables companies and institutions to harness specialized knowledge, drive innovation, and achieve excellence in a specific area or domain. With its inaugural center of excellence, IDI is taking an innovative approach to what it means to be a center of excellence. With the Center of Excellence-Accessibility (CoE-A), IDI strives to establish a comprehensive resource center that acts as a centralized platform for research, training, and collaboration and brings together persons with disabilities, organizations for persons with disabilities, disability experts,  policymakers, and the general public to foster partnerships, cross-cutting dialogue, and knowledge exchange.

Featured Media

What is Accessibility?

by | Mar 26, 2024 | CoE-A | 0 Comments

Imagine if you couldn't go to your favorite park because there aren’t adequate facilities or measures that would make you feel welcomed. That wouldn't be fair, right?...

What are Different Types of Accessibility?

by | Mar 26, 2024 | CoE-A | 0 Comments

Accessibility is a fundamental principle that promotes inclusivity and ensures that everyone, regardless of if they’re disabled, can access and meaningfully participate...

What is Inclusion?

by | Mar 2, 2024 | CoE-A | 0 Comments

Humans are inherently social beings, entitled to the practice of their universal rights. Despite the global recognition of human rights, instances of social segregation...

What is Intersectionality?

by | Mar 2, 2024 | CoE-A | 0 Comments

Intersectionality has become an increasingly popular term in the social and political context in recent years. Originally coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, renowned civil...

7 P’s of Universal Design

by | Mar 2, 2024 | CoE-A | 0 Comments

What does it mean to be able to navigate a space? Is it simply getting from Point A to Point B or is it about what it takes to do that? Disability studies experts have...

Disability, Climate Change, and Disaster Response: Equity in the Face of Climate Degradation

by | Mar 2, 2024 | CoE-A | 0 Comments

It is no secret that things are changing. Where November was once known for its snowy nights and sledding days, it’s now 60℉ with not a snowflake in sight even as...

Objectives

Facilitate collaboration between the general public, experts, and policymakers on disability and accessibility issues

Provide easily accessible information regarding accessibility and disability to key stakeholders

Promote equitable and inclusive practices regarding disability and accessibility in all sectors

Increase widespread understanding of accessibility issues and disabled communities

Centralize the process of knowledge exchange to promote informed decision-making in the disability and accessibility sectors

Create and implement innovative development projects in the disability and accessibility fields in collaboration with key stakeholders

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Information Hub

From the nuances of intersectionality to the complexities of accessible mechanisms, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive knowledge on the most relevant matters.

The Power of Lived Experiences

We firmly believe in the importance of centering the personal experiences of persons with disabilities in disability and accessibility work and have undertaken an initiative to highlight the diversity of persons with disabilities.

Connect with the Network

Collaboration and cooperation is critical to achieving a more equitable and accessible tomorrow.