Virtual Ability, Inc.® presents the 7th Annual
International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference
October 5 and 6, 2018
in Second Life at
Virtual Ability, Inc.® presents the International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC), which will take place October 5-6, 2018. This is an annual professional conference held online, that is free and open to the public. The conference will take place in Second Life® at The Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability Island.
This year’s theme is “Taking Care of Us”. This theme is broad and open to interpretation by the presenters we invited to this year’s event. If past conferences are any indication, we look forward to lively discussions and information sharing among presenters and our very interested and interactive audience.
Below is an at-a-glance schedule of the presenters who will share their observations of the progress, benefits and challenges in disability rights in different parts of the world as applied to the current theme. We will provide more information about the speakers and their presentations as it becomes available. Note: All times are listed in US Pacific Time.
IDRAC 2018 Schedule of EventsAll times are in SLT/PDT.
|Friday, October 5|
|7:00 AM||Lusha Huang||Enhancing Visually Impaired People’s Traveling Experience through Mobile Applications|
|8:30 AM||Coomara Pyaneandee||The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities|
|10:00 AM||Debbie Engelen-Eigles||Learning from Korean Women with Disabilities: Lessons from the Field|
|11:30 AM||Jason DaSilva||Documenting Disability & Looking Towards the Future|
|1:00 PM||Lauren Bruno and |
|A Survey of Alternative and Traditional Special Education Teachers’ Perception of Preparedness|
|Saturday, October 6|
|8:00 AM||Patrick McKearney||Care and Visibility: Modes of Agency in L’Arche|
|9:30 AM||Reginald Nii Odoi||We Are The World: Making It a Better Place|
|11:00 AM||Peter Catapano||Interview with Peter Catapano|
|12:30 PM||Rev. Olutayo Shodipo||Spirituality, Disability and Coping Strategy – Its Implication for Faith Communities|
|2:00 PM||Amra Mohammed||Creating Policies to Support Twice-Exceptional Students in Saudi Arabia