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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

In order to consider support for high school and university students with disabilities (consideration during entrance examinations, study support, support systems, etc.), we will provide topics from the perspective of special needs education about specific cases seen in high schools and universities. We will have a group discussion.
A social gathering that is meaningful not only for high school teachers, but also for university faculty and staff members, as it provides an opportunity to learn about problems in support and career guidance at high schools, etc., and requests to universities, etc. We aim to be
2. date and time
August 18, 2022 (Wed) 14:00~17:00
3. venue
Campus Plaza Kyoto 939
939 Higashi-Shiokoji-cho, Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
《Access》 5-minute walk from “Kyoto Station” on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line, JR lines, Kintetsu Kyoto Line
* We will consider holding online only depending on the social situation in the future.
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/ezuLrSDKqbh1rrX57
*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
July 1st (Friday) to August 3rd (Wednesday), 2022(It will be closed as soon as it reaches the capacity)
9. Contents/Schedule
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time Contents
13:30 Start accepting
14:00 Opening remarks
14:10 Topic 1: “University Life and Learning of Disabled Students – Focusing on Examples of Physically Disabled Students”≪Lecturer≫
Yuji Miyatani
(HEAP Project Staff, DRC Coordinator, Student Services Organization, Kyoto University)


It is important to understand the difference in culture (how support is provided) between high school and university when connecting high school and university.
I will explain the current state of support for students with disabilities at universities, and introduce examples of support for students with physical disabilities.
14:40 Topic 2: “Support for Students with Mental Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities – Support through ties”≪Lecturer≫
Mr. Naoshi Umemoto
(Coordinator, Support Office for Students with Disabilities, Health Support Center, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)


The number of students with mental and developmental disabilities who study at universities is increasing year by year.
I think that there are many universities that are trying to find ways to support their learning and growth within the university and are promoting support through repeated trial and error.

We will introduce examples of efforts to support students who are difficult to connect with in various “connections”.
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. In addition to having university faculty and staff introduce the status of their efforts to support students with disabilities at each university, we will also have them answer questions from high school teachers, etc., and exchange information.
16:50 Summary (sharing the contents of each group’s social gathering) and closing remarks
17:00 Closing
10. 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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