Virtual Ability, Inc.® presented the 11th Annual International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC) on Friday, October 28, 2022.
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 also Live Streamed on YouTube.
Our theme this year was “Access To Justice”. We had 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 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 2022 Schedule of EventsAll times are in SLT/PDT.
|Friday, October 28|
|7:00 AM||Hillary Sussman||Author||Inclusive Children's Books; Promoting Self Confidence, Acceptance, and Kindness||Sussman Transcript|
|8:30 AM||Hannah Mueller, Kimberly Lopez||University of Waterloo||Poised Against Ableism: Contemporary Unmakings and Remakings of Disability Through Critical Disability Approaches||Mueller, Lopez Transcript
|10:00 AM||Henry Germain-McCarthy||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center||My Grateful, Continuing Journey into Awareness, Advocacy, and Allyship for Disability Rights||Germain-McCarthy Transcript|
|11:30 AM||Jeannette Cox||University of Dayton School of Law||Work Hours and Disability Justice||Cox Transcript|
|12:30 - 1:00 PM||Musical Interlude|
|1:00 PM||Alice Krueger||Virtual Ability, Inc.||Justice Isn’t Always Comfortable: Utilitarian Ethics and Healthcare Decision-Making||Krueger Transcript|