8th World Disability & Rehabilitation Conference (WDRC) 2023

The World Disability and Rehabilitation Professional Association (WDRPA) invites academics, activists, advocates, artists, practitioners, professionals, scholars, and students to submit their abstracts, case studies, projects, panel discussions, and original stories to the 8th World Disability and Rehabilitation Conference 2023 (WDRC 2023) under the theme “Global Empowerment through Collaboration and Exchange: Advancing Disability Rehabilitation Worldwide?”

Theme “Global Empowerment through Collaboration and Exchange: Advancing Disability Rehabilitation Worldwide?”

Purpose of WDRC 2023

WDRC 2023 is designed to gather academicians, professionals, researchers, policymakers, and scholars to share their knowledge and experience, in order to increase collaboration and cooperation towards the development and betterment of disability studies and rehabilitation worldwide.
We are especially interested in providing opportunities for students and professionals in the global south to actively engage in this knowledge sharing, so that they can enhance their resources and networks.

Maintaining High-Quality Conference Standards and Publication Standards

The conference is designed and hosted by The International Institute of Knowledge Management’s (TIIKM) Research and Development team, together with executive members of the World Disability Rehabilitation and Professional Association (WDRPA). WDRC 2023 adheres to the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

All of the accepted abstracts of registered authors for the conference will be published in the abstract book with an associated ISBN. The conference also provides the platform for submission for full paper publication. The Conference Proceedings will be published in the Open Journal System (OJS) with an associated ISSN and DOI link. WDRC 2023 is also affiliated with several international journals, and conference participants may submit their full papers to be considered for publication in these journals instead. Fluency in English is a requirement for presenters.

Presentation topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to,

Conference Tracks

  • Disability Beyond Stigma: Societal Attitudes and Activism
  • Policies and Laws Promoting the Rights of People with Disabilities
  • Disability Frameworks for Policy Activism in Education
  • Equity and Independent Living for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Athletics and Recreation for People with Disabilities
  • Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited
  • Facilitating Career and Employment Opportunities
  • Disability Culture
  • Multi-Discipline Rehabilitation Education Approaches
  • Assistive Technology and Devices for individuals with disabilities
  • Accessible Design and Architecture
  • Disability and Employment
  • Mental Health and Disability
  • Disability and Sports
  • Disability and Culture
  • Disability and Ethics
  • Disability and Technology Ethics
  • Disability and Education
  • Disability and Advocacy
  • disability and disaster

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