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Round-table conference with high school teachers on support for students with disabilities at universities

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 The Consortium of Universities in Kyoto, a public interest incorporated foundation, is working on a project to support students with disabilities, which is in high demand from member universities, based on the Act on Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, which came into force in April 2016. In view of the current situation in which there are few opportunities for high schools and special needs schools (hereafter referred to as “high schools, etc.”) to connect with universities regarding support for students with disabilities, teachers at high schools, etc. and faculty members who are involved in supporting students with disabilities at universities We will hold a conference for the purpose of information exchange and interaction.


Overview of the event

1. the purpose

For high school teachers who are involved in guidance and support for high school students with disabilities (physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, etc.), including education and career guidance, support provided by universities (at the time of entrance examinations) consideration, study support, on-campus support system, etc.), and then hold a discussion meeting for each group.
In addition, as a university faculty member, we aim to have a meaningful discussion for both parties as an opportunity to learn about support and career guidance at high schools, etc., and requests to the university.
2. date and time
August 4, 2023 (Gold) 14:00~17:00
3. venue
Campus Plaza Kyoto
939 Higashi-Shiokoji-cho, Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi <<Access>>

5-minute walk from “Kyoto Station” on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line, JR lines, and Kintetsu Kyoto Line
(Note) Online only depending on future social conditions may become
4. Participation target
(1) Teachers working at high schools, etc. in Kyoto Prefecture
(regardless of school type: full-time school, part-time school, or special support school)

(2) Faculty members of the Consortium of Universities Kyoto member universities
5. Capacity

① 30 people (first-come-first-served basis)

② 10 people (first-come-first-served basis)
6. participation fee
7. Application method
Please apply from the participation application form at the following URL.
[Application URL] https://forms.gle/oDtvnH9AtvPUQT9e9
* Details will be sent to you by email about a week before the event, so please check it.

* If you cannot send the participation application form, we will respond by e-mail separately, so please contact us by e-mail.

* Please fill in the participation application form with the content you would like to discuss from your own standpoint so that it will be used as a reference for the topics to be dealt with at the social gathering for each group.
Input example: I am worried about whether a student with a developmental disability will be able to adapt to the environment without problems after entering university.
8. Application period
Friday, June 16, 2023 to Thursday, July 20, 2023
9. Contents/Schedule
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an overview of the event
time Contents
13:30 Start accepting
14:00 Opening remarks
14:10 Topic 1: “University Life and Learning of Disabled Students: Examples of Physically Disabled Students”≪Lecturer≫
Ms. Miho Tsujii
(Coordinator, Kyoto University DRC (Division of Support for Students with Disabilities), Kyoto University)


There are many cultural differences between high school and university, such as educational content, environment, and support methods.
Knowing each other’s differences is important in any high school connection. We will explain the current state of support for students with disabilities at universities, including examples of support for students with physical disabilities.
14:40 Topic 2: Support for Students with Mental and Developmental Disorders – What Support is Considered for Various Connections –≪Lecturer≫
Mr. Eiichiro Iwai
(Ritsumeikan University BKC Student Office Support Coordinator for Students with Disabilities)


In terms of student support, it is almost impossible for a single department to complete the support.
In addition, considering the time axis of student life, face-to-face collaboration is carried out with various departments and related parties centered on the student at various times. I would like to introduce the various “connections” that I value, including examples.
15:10 rest/move
Group discussion (90 minutes) A

​​university coordinator who is in charge of supporting students with disabilities will be assigned as a coordinator.
Teachers of high schools, etc., are requested to prepare questions regarding issues related to support for students with disabilities in various aspects such as learning, living, and career paths, as well as questions to the university. University faculty and staff will introduce the status of efforts to support students with disabilities at each university, and will answer questions from high school teachers, etc., and exchange information and interact.
16:50 Summary (sharing the contents of each group’s social gathering) and closing remarks
17:00 Closing
Ten. others
Organizer: University Consortium Kyoto
Cooperation: Kyoto University Higher Education Accessibility Platform (HEAP)

Secretariat (contact information)

Consortium of Universities Kyoto Student Support Department

(office hours) Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-17:00

TEL: 075-353-9189 FAX: 075-353-9101

mail: gk-ml ■consortium.or. jp (Please change the ■ part to @ when sending an email.)

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