Why Indonesia’s anti-sexual violence bill important for people with disabilities

Despite many controversies surrounding deliberation on the anti-sexual violence bill in Indonesia’s parliament, people with disabilities welcome the new bill. Many disability organisations and advocates have demanded the parliament pass the bill as they believe it will be a major policy reform to protect people with disabilities from sexual violence. The law will also guarantee…

Caption di Video untuk Tuli

Ilustrasi mengenai caption pada video.

Penggunaan video sebagai medium pembelajaran memiliki banyak peran dewasa ini. Dengan satu klik pada tautan tertentu, pelajar atau mahasiswa dapat mengakses video langsung dari mana pun mereka berada. Sayangnya, seringkali video yang digunakan tidak disertai dengan caption, baik closed maupun open caption. Kenyataan tersebut sama ironisnya dengan ketidaktaatan beberapa stasiun televisi yang tidak memenuhi ketentuan…

International Conference Invitation and Registration

The 2nd International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Asia “Theorizing Advocacy and Research for Disability Policy and Social Inclusion” Date: 24-25 September 2019 Location: Law Faculty of Brawijaya University Malang, East Java Indonesia Organised jointly with: La Trobe Law School Melbourne Australia, Pusat Studi Layanan Disabilitas (PSLD) Brawijaya University Malang, East Java Indonesia and Australia…

Public lectures by Professor Patrick Keyzer, Law School La Trobe University

Professor Patrick Keyzer, Law School La Trobe University presented two public lectures: ‘The Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme: Hopes, Dreams, Challenges and Prospects’ at the Faculty of Law - University of Indonesia, Jakarta 24 October 2018 and ‘How is capacity measured in Australian disability law?’ at Jentera Law School, Jakarta 25 October 2018.…

Will people with mental and intellectual disabilities go on a rampage in the election booth as they cast their votes?

Indonesians will go to the polls to elect their President and member of Parliament on April 13 (overseas) and April 17 (in Indonesia). Of the total 193 million eligible voters about 1,247,730 are people with disabilities. Of this number about 332,728 are people with mental and intellectual disabilities who have become registered voter. Disability advocates believed…

Can Indonesian ‘smart cities’ be inclusive?

In the last two decades, the concept of a ‘smart city’ has been progressively adopted by cities in Southeast Asian countries, including cities in Indonesia. The concept originated in the USA and several European countries in the early 1990s, and according to the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), there are several dimensions to the idea…

Nominal Group Technique Workshop

Hotel Santika Malang Hosted by PSLD UB This workshop is jointly organised by AIDRAN and PSLD in Malang on 23 November 2018. About 52 participants attended the workshop. They were researchers, disability students and activists from around East Java, and local government officials. The workshop was led by Professor Patrick Keyzer. This workshop is one…

After hosting Asian Para Games, Indonesia should make disability inclusion a priority

Indonesia successfully hosted the Asian Para Games in October. Not only did Indonesian Para athletes break their medal target like their fellow athletes competing in the Asian Games, the event made disability no longer invisible. Athletes from Thailand in action during the Asian Para Games 2018. www.shutterstock.com/FocusDzign For many Indonesians, it was probably the first time they…