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【For those in charge of university maintenance and administrative facilities】Study session "Facility Support for Students with Disabilities ~Considering Accessibility~" was held on March 2

* Capacity has been reached. After that, you will be on a waiting list.
On Friday, March 2, the University Consortium Kyoto 
will focus on "Facility Responses in Support for Students with Disabilities"
and will set up an opportunity for facility managers at each school to exchange opinions. In addition to legal compliance, we will exchange opinions on the keywords of "accessibility," "facilities that are easy for students with disabilities to use," and "prior improvement measures and reasonable accommodations when constructing or renovating facilities."
Please use it not only to collect case studies from other universities and obtain hints for solving problems at your own university, but also to build a network among facility managers. We look forward to your participation. (Click here for the flyer)

Outline of the event

◆Date & Time: Friday, March 2, 2018 15:00~18 :00
◆Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto, 5th floor, Joint Laboratory
(Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto) 939
《Access》5-minute walk from
Kyoto Station on
the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line, JR Line, and Kintetsu Kyoto Line
◆Target: Persons in charge of university maintenance and administrative facilities (or faculty and staff involved in support for students with disabilities)
◆Contents and schedule

14:30 Registration starts 
15:00 "Legal Compliance and Accessibility for Students with Disabilities"
≪Lecturer≫ Satoshi Yoshida (Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University) Jun Murata (Associate Professor, Student Support Center, Kyoto University, Chief Coordinator, Support Office for Students with Disabilities)


When constructing or renovating a facility, there are cases where simply complying with laws such as the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities and the Barrier-Free Act does not necessarily lead to improved usability and accessibility. We will talk about the challenges in the construction and renovation of university facilities based on actual cases, and think about both improving convenience for users, including students with disabilities, and reducing costs such as construction and renovation costs.
15:30 "Exchange of opinions on new construction and renovation of facilities (group discussion)"
In small groups, students exchange questions they feel in their daily work and the accessibility of facilities from the perspective of facility users with disabilities that each school faces.
≪Guest ≫
Hidetsugu Yamamoto (Chairman, iCollaboration, NPO Wheelchair User)
16:30 Sharing the results of the exchange of opinions and question-and-answer session
16:50 Summary
17:00 After the meeting, the exchange party (~18:00) * It is a tea party.

◆Capacity: 15 people (first-come, first-served basis) Capacity has been reached. After that, you will be on a waiting list.
◆Participation fee: Free

How to apply

◆Application Note: Please be sure to check the following.
< Number of participants>
In consideration of the size of the study session, the maximum number of participants per school will be 3.

◆ How to apply: By e-mail, the
title is "Application for participation in the study session for facility response"
Please fill in the following items and send it to the secretariat [GK-ML■consortium.or.jp ]. (*Please change the ■ part to @ and send)
* The personal information you receive will be used only for the purpose of supporting students with disabilities by the University Consortium Kyoto and the operation of the Kansai Student Support Staff Roundtable (Consortium Kyoto is in charge of the secretariat).
* After confirming the application email, we will reply to you with a reception email (participation certificate). 5 Reply even after days If not, please be sure to contact the secretariat. Please note that replies will be delayed during holidays and office closures.
* Please print out the reception email (participation certificate), bring it with you, and present it at the reception on the day.


(1) Participant's name (please send one email per person) (2) Name of university (3) Department/position (4) Issues, opinions, etc. of your university (5)
Examples of other universities that you would like to share, questions you would like to ask, etc.

(6) Other necessary communications


◆Application period: University Consortium Kyoto member schools January 9, 2018 (Tue.) ~ February 23, 2018 (Fri.) University Consortium Kyoto Non-member Schools February 1, 2018 (Thu.) ~ February 23, 2018 (Fri.)

【Organizer】Consortium of Universities Kyoto
【Cooperation】Higher Education Accessibility Platform (Kyoto University Student Support Center)

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Secretariat (Inquiries and applications)

University Consortium Kyoto Student Exchange Division Person in charge: Zoju, Totsukaya

Tuesday~Saturday 9:00~17:00 

TEL:075-353-9189   FAX:075-353-9101  E-mail:gk-ml■consortium.or.jp (*Please change the ■ part to @ and send)