Virtual Ability, Inc.® presented the 10th Annual International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC) on November 26, 2021.
Our theme this year was “Ableism: Where Are We Now?”
This is an annual professional conference held online, that is free and open to the public.
The conference took place in Second Life® at The Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability Island and was live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCecFbqrNpnAbfaEohz8HIhQ.
Below is the schedule of the presenters who shared 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||Brittain, et al Transcript
|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?||Brown Transcript|
|1:00 PM||Carli Friedman||The Council on Quality and Leadership||Defining Disability: The Relationship Between Understandings of Disability and Ableism||Friedman Transcript|
|2:30 PM||Ashley Shew||Virginia Tech||Technoableism and future AI||Shew Transcript|
|4:00 PM||Erica Mones||Disability Activist from the US||Ableism and Its Many Intersections||Mones Transcript|
|5:30 PM||Meng Ee Wong||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore||Disabled people's struggle for merit in meritocratic Singapore||Wong Transcript|