Roundtable discussion with high school teachers on support for students with disabilities at universities


Business Overview

In light of the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, which came into effect in April 2016, the University Consortium Kyoto is working on projects related to support for students with disabilities, which are in high demand from member universities. In light of the fact that there are few opportunities for high schools and special needs schools (hereinafter referred to as “high schools, etc.”) to connect with universities regarding support for students with disabilities, we will hold a roundtable discussion for the purpose of exchanging information and interacting with teachers of high schools and faculty and staff involved in supporting students with disabilities at universities.


Outline of the event

1. Purpose
For high school teachers who are involved in guidance and support, including education and career guidance for high school students with disabilities (physical disabilities, mental and developmental disabilities, etc.), we will discuss the status of support provided at the university (consideration for entrance examinations, study support, support system on campus, etc.), and then hold a roundtable discussion for each group. In addition, as a faculty member of the university, we aim to make it a meaningful meeting for both parties as an opportunity to learn about problems such as support and career guidance at high schools, etc., and requests for universities.
2. Date and time
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 14:00~17:00
3. Venue
Campus Plaza Kyoto 2nd Floor Hall
939 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Nishitoin-dori, Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku
《Access》5 minutes walk from Kyoto Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line, JR Line, and Kintetsu Kyoto Line
4. Eligibility
(1) Teachers working at high schools in Kyoto Prefecture
(Full-time, part-time, and special needs schools do not matter.)
(2) Faculty and staff of the University Consortium 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. How to apply
Please apply from the application form at the URL below.
[Application URL]

* Details will be sent by e-mail about one week before the event, so please check it.
* If you are unable to submit the application form, we will respond by e-mail, so please contact us by e-mail.
* In order to refer to the topics to be covered in the group-specific roundtable discussions, please fill in the participation application form with the content you would like to cover from your respective standpoint.
Example: I am worried about whether a student with developmental disabilities will be able to adjust to the environment without problems after entering university.
8. Application Period
Thursday, June 27, 2024 ~ Wednesday, July 17, 2024 (Deadline will be given as soon as capacity is reached)
9. Contents and Schedule
Click here for the outline of the event

time substance
13:30 Reception starts
14:00 Opening Remarks
14:10 Topic Presentation (1)
≫Lecturer ≪ “The Current Status and Issues of Support for Students with Disabilities in Universities ~Support for Students with Physical Disabilities~”

Emiko Tsuchihashi
(Chief Coordinator, SDA Office, Student Support Center, Doshisha University)

≪ content≫
We will explain the current state of support for students with disabilities at universities, including examples of support for students with physical disabilities, as well as the concept of mandatory reasonable accommodation.
14:40 Topic Presentation (2)
≫Lecturer ≪ “Current Status and Issues of Support for Students with Disabilities in Universities ~Support for Students with Mental and Developmental Disabilities~”

Yuko Shimada
(Coordinator, Department of Disability Student Services, National Student Services Organization (DRC), Kyoto University)

≪ content≫
Regarding support for students with mental and developmental disabilities, we will explain how to understand yourself, understand the environment, and adjust the environment that you want to think about at each stage of social transition from before and after enrollment to after graduation.
15:10 Rest & Movement
15:20 Group discussion (90 minutes)
A person in charge of supporting students with disabilities at the university will be assigned as a coordinator, and they will be divided into groups to discuss the matter. Teachers of high schools and other institutions should prepare questions for universities and issues related to support for students with disabilities in various aspects such as learning, life, and career paths. Faculty and staff of the university will introduce the status of efforts to support students with disabilities at each university, and will answer questions from high school faculty members to exchange information and exchange.
16:50 Summary (sharing the contents of each group’s meeting) and closing remarks
17:00 closing
10. Others
Organizer: University Consortium Kyoto
Cooperation: Kyoto University Higher Education Accessibility Platform (HEAP)

Secretariat (Contact)

University Consortium Kyoto Student Support Division
Tuesday~Saturday 9:00~17:00
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