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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
For high school teachers who are involved in the guidance and support of high school students with disabilities (physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, etc.), including education and career guidance, we will provide topics about the status of support provided at universities (consideration at the time of entrance examinations, study support, support systems on campus, etc.), and then hold a roundtable discussion by 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
Friday, August 4, 2023 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
Note: Depending on the future social situation, the event may only be held 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
Registration is now closed.
* 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, June 16, 2023 ~ Thursday, July 20, 2023 (Deadline will be given 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: Examples of Students with Physical Disabilities”
Miho Tsujii
(Coordinator, Department of Disability Student Services, National Student Services Organization (DRC), Kyoto University)

≪ Contents≫
There are many cultural differences between high school and university, such as the content of education, the environment, and the way of support. In the connection between high school and university, it is important to know the difference between each other. I will explain the current state of support for students with disabilities at universities, including examples of support for students with physical disabilities.
14:40 Topic Provision (2) “Support for Students with Mental and Developmental Disabilities ~What is Support with an Awareness of Various Connections~” ≫≪ Lecturer
Eiichiro Iwai
(Support Coordinator, Disability Student Support Office, BKC Student Office, Ritsumeikan University)

≪ Contents≫
In student support, it is almost impossible for a single department to complete the program. In addition, if we consider the time axis of student life, we have face-to-face collaboration with various departments and related parties at various times, with the student at the center. I would like to introduce the various “connections” that we value, including examples.
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
TEL:075-353-9189  FAX:075-353-9101
mail: gk-ml ■ consortium.or.jp (Please replace ■ with @ and send an email)