Virtual Ability, Inc.® will present the 10th Annual International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC) on November 26, 2021.
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.
Our theme this year is “Ableism: Where Are We Now?” Please join us for lively discussion 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 this year’s theme.
IDRAC 2021 Schedule of EventsAll times are in SLT/PDT.
|Friday, November 26|
|7:00 AM||Shane Neilson||McMaster University||Why Does Medicine Misunderstand Almost Everything About Me? Ableism in the Medical Profession|
|8:30 AM||Ian Brittain, Rui Biscaia, Simon Gerard||Coventry Business School||Ableism as a regulator of social practice and disabled peoples’ self-determination to participate in sport and physical activity|
|10:00 AM||Emily Lund||University of Alabama||Social Justice as Suicide Prevention: The Minority Stress Model and Disability|
|11:30 AM||Nicole Brown||University College London||Ableism in Academia: Where are the disabled and ill academics and educators?|
|1:00 PM||Carli Friedman||The Council on Quality and Leadership||Defining Disability: The Relationship Between Understandings of Disability and Ableism|
|2:30 PM||Ashley Shew||Virginia Tech||Technoableism and future AI|
|4:00 PM||Erica Mones||Disability Activist from the US||Ableism and Its Many Intersections|
|5:30 PM||Meng Ee Wong||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore||Disabled people's struggle for merit in meritocratic Singapore|