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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, August 18, 2022 14:00~17:00
3. Venue
Campus Plaza Kyoto
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
* Depending on the future social situation, we will consider holding the event only online.
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] https://forms.gle/ezuLrSDKqbh1rrX57
* 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.
Please contact us by e-mail.
* In order to refer to the topics covered in the group-by-group roundtable discussions,
Please fill out the application form with the content you would like to cover from your point of view.
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
Friday, July 1, 2022 ~ Wednesday, August 3, 2022 (Closed as soon as capacity is reached)
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 ≫≪ “University Life and Learning of Students with Disabilities: Focusing on the Case of Students with Physical Disabilities”
Yuji Miyatani
(Kyoto University Student Services Organization HEAP Project Staff and DRC Coordinator)

≪ Contents≫
It is important to understand the differences in culture between high school and university in the connection between high school and university. We will explain the current situation of support for students with disabilities at universities, and introduce examples of support for students with physical disabilities in particular.
14:40 Topic Provision (2) “Support for Students with Mental and Developmental Disabilities ~Supporting Students in “Connection”~” Lecturer ≫≪
Nao Umemoto
(Coordinator, Disability Student Support Office, Health Support Center, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)

≪ Contents≫
The number of students with mental and developmental disabilities studying at the university is increasing year by year. I think that there are many universities that are promoting support through trial and error on how to support their learning and growth within the university.
We will introduce examples of efforts to support students who have difficulty connecting with each other through various “connections”.
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)