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Welcome to 2nd World Disability & Rehabilitation Conference 2017

The International Institute of Knowledge Management takes great pleasure in inviting you to the 2nd World Disability & Rehabilitation Conference 2017 (WDRC 2017) scheduled to be held from 16th – 17th November 2017, in Sri Lanka. In the past years the perception towards disability was accounted as a measurement for inability and the practice still is alive in certain regions. This approach has deprived the rights of a person who equally deserves a place for survival in the society by being cornered considering the incompleteness in the figure and due to an absent mind. The ignorance of this nature has cost the society at large when denying the ideas proposed and or at the least in not providing a stage to voice their say.

Call for Papers

“Inspiring Possibilities…Enhancing Opportunities for Ability”

The 2nd World Disability & Rehabilitation Conference 2017 is believed to create a platform to address the presence of the disabled and the importance of their existence, creation of hope and willingness for the same to play a vital role in building up the future. The Conference will witness the participation of academicians, researchers, scholars, professionals, accompanied by partnering Universities, professional bodies and government officials thus transforming a single venue into a global knowledge hub.

All potential authors are warmly encouraged to contribute to the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, research papers, practitioners’ papers, professional papers and posters that address themes and topics of the conference. High quality contributions describing original and unpublished (or submitted/under consideration anywhere in other conferences) results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, experiential or theoretical work are particularly expected.

Conference Chair


Dr. Loren O’Connor is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services at Brandman University which is part of the Chapman University System.


All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book with ISBN. All full papers will be accepted through a double blind reviewed process and will be published electronically with ISSN in proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

We will submit the proceedings to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS, Mendeley, Google Scholar and CiteULike for possible Indexing.


Hearing, Balance and Communication

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Alessandro Martini
Print ISSN: 2169-5717
Online ISSN: 2169-5725

American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Print ISSN: 1548-7768
Online ISSN: 1548-7776
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Larry Davidson


Keynote Speaker

Topic: “Digital Inclusion or Digital Divide? Using Internet and Mobile Technologies to Enhance Communication and Social Participation of People with Disabilities”

Dr. Pammi Raghavendra

Associate Professor in Disability and Community Inclusion
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Flinders University, Australia

Sanjeewa Tunpattu

Chief Physiotherapist/ Lecturer in Physiotherapy
National Hospital of Sri Lanka
Coordinating Secretary (International Affairs)
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Sri Lanka

Supporting Ministry

Ministry of Social Empowerment,
Welfare and Kandyan Heritage
Sri Lanka.

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