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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
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 provide topics from the perspective of special needs education on specific cases seen in high schools and universities, and then hold roundtable discussions for each group. We aim to make it a meaningful meeting for both sides, not only for high school teachers but also for university faculty and staff, as it will be an opportunity to learn about problems in high school support and career guidance, as well as requests for universities.
2. Date and time
Thursday, December 2, 2021 14:00~17:00
3. Venue
Online and high-flex roundtable meetings
at Campus Plaza Kyoto (Note 1) (It is subject to change due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection)
*1 Only in “5. Capacity” (1) will be available at Campus Plaza Kyoto.
(939 Higashi-Shiokoji-cho, Nishitoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto)
《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) 40 people (first-come, first-served basis)
* If you are participating at Campus Plaza Kyoto,
Due to the convenience of the venue, the number of participants in (1) will be limited to 20 people.
(2) 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 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
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 ~ Friday, November 19, 2021
9. Contents and Schedule
Click here for the outline of the event

time Contents
13:30 Reception starts
14:00 Opening Remarks
14:10 Topic Presentation (1) ≫Lecturer ≪ “Support for Students with Disabilities and Support for Students with Physical Disabilities in Universities”
 Yuji Miyatani (Project Staff, Coordinator, Support Room for Students with Disabilities, Higher Education Accessibility Platform (HEAP), Center for Student Studies
, Kyoto University)

≪ Contents≫
It is very useful to understand the difference in culture (how support should be) between high school and university in the high school-university connection. We will explain the general aspects of the support provided at the university, and introduce examples of support for students with physical disabilities.
14:40 Topics (2)
Lecturer ≪ “Support for Students with Mental and Developmental Disabilities at Universities
~Support for Students with Disabilities and Creating a Symbiotic Campus through Collaboration between Students, Faculty and Staff~”

Ms. Yoshiko Takimoto (Support Coordinator, Disability Support Office, Ryukoku University)
≪ Contents≫
In addition to introducing the state of students with mental and developmental disabilities from entering university (before) to graduation (after graduation) and the support provided in classes and student life through case studies, we will introduce the “Inclusive Campus Development” with the aim of fostering a culture and climate in which 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 & 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 be prepared to answer questions about issues and questions about support for students with disabilities in various aspects such as learning, life, and career paths. Faculty and staff of universities will be asked to introduce the status of efforts to support students with disabilities at each university, and to answer questions and other questions from faculty members of high schools and other institutions, and to exchange information and exchanges.
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
TEL:075-353-9189  FAX:075-353-9101
mail: gk-ml ■ consortium.or.jp (Please replace ■ with @ and send an email)