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 Based on the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities that came into effect in April 2016, the Consortium of Universities 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 high school faculty members and faculty and staff involved in supporting students with disabilities at universities.


Outline of the event

1. Purpose
In order to consider support for high school and university students with disabilities (consideration at the time of entrance examinations, study support, support system, etc.), we will hold a roundtable discussion by group after providing topics from the perspective of special needs education about specific cases seen at high schools and universities. We aim to make the meeting meaningful not only for high school teachers but also for university faculty and staff, as it is an opportunity to learn about problems in support and career guidance at high schools, etc., and requests for universities, etc., and for both sides.
2. Date and time
Thursday, December 2, 2021 14:00~17:00
3. Venue
Online and Campus Plaza Kyoto (Note 1) Hyflex-type roundtable (
subject to change due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection) (Note
1) "5. Capacity" (1) will be available at Campus Plaza Kyoto for online participation.
(939 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto)
《Access》5-minute 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, etc. in Kyoto Prefecture (Regardless of school type of full-time, part-time, or special needs school) (2)
Faculty and staff of member universities of the Consortium of Universities Kyoto
5. Capacity
(1) 40 people (first-come, first-served basis) * If you participate at Campus Plaza Kyoto,
you will be limited to 20 of the people in (1)
due to the venue.
(2) About 10~15 people (first-come, first-served basis)
6. Participation fee
7. How to apply
Please apply from here.
* Details will be sent by e-mail about one 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.
* In order to refer to the topics covered in the roundtable discussions by group, please fill in the participation application form about the content you want to cover from each standpoint.
Example input: I am worried about whether students with developmental disabilities will be able to adjust to the environment without problems after entering university.
8. Application Period
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 ~ Friday, November 19, 2021 *First-come, first-served basis
9. Contents and Schedule
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Time Content
13:30 Registration starts
14:00 Opening Remarks
14:10 Topic (1) "Support for Students with Disabilities and Students with Physical Disabilities at Universities" ≪Lecturer≫ Yuji Miyatani (Coordinator, Project Staff Support Room for Students with Disabilities, Higher Education Accessibility Platform (HEAP), Student Support Center
, Kyoto University)

It is very useful to understand the differences in culture (the way of support) between high school and university in the connection between high school and university. We will explain the outline of the support provided at the university and introduce examples of support for students with physical disabilities.  

14:40 Topic Provision (2)
"Support for Students with Mental and Developmental Disabilities at the University ~Support for Students with Disabilities and Creating a Campus for Coexistence through Collaboration between Students and Faculty Members~" ≪Lecturer≫ Ms. Yoshiko Takimoto (Support Coordinator, Support Office, Support
Office for Students with Disabilities
, Ryukoku University)

In addition to introducing the situation of students with mental and developmental disabilities from entering university (before) to graduation (after) and the contents of support in classes and student life through case studies, we will introduce "Creating a Campus for Coexistence" with the aim of fostering a culture and climate where students with disabilities can develop an awareness of their own dignity and worth, and respect the human rights and human diversity of students with disabilities.

15:10 Rest and move
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 will be divided into groups to have a discussion. Teachers of high schools, etc., should prepare questions about issues related to support for students with disabilities in various aspects such as learning, life, and career paths, as well as questions about the university. University faculty and staff will be asked to introduce the status of their efforts to support students with disabilities at each university, answer questions from high school teachers, etc., and exchange information and exchange.
16:50 Summary (sharing the contents of each group's round-table discussion) and closing remarks
17:00 closing
10. Others
Organizer: Consortium of Universities Kyoto Cooperation: Kyoto
University Higher Education Accessibility Platform (HEAP)

Secretariat (Contact)

University Consortium Kyoto Student Support Division
(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 @ and send an email)

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