Thematic Workshops

Business summary

 At the University Consortium Kyoto, a public interest incorporated foundation, we are working on projects related to supporting students with disabilities, which is in high demand among our member schools, based on the “Act on Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities” that came into effect in April 2016.
This time, we will be holding a training session on “Study Support for Students with Disabilities (Basic Course)” as follows. We look forward to your participation.

Event overview

2022 Thematic Training Session

Theme Academic support for students with disabilities (basic course)

1. the purpose

 This training will be held primarily for academic affairs and student affairs staff on how to deal with students with disabilities, which is a necessity at many universities.
Specialized departments and specialized supporters often play a central role in supporting students with disabilities, but depending on the size of the organization, it may be difficult to establish such a support system. Additionally, even if specialized departments have been established, departments that play a central role in university education and student support may be required to proactively respond to students with disabilities within their respective roles.

 In April 2024, the revised Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities is scheduled to go into effect, making it a legal obligation for all universities, public and private, to provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities.
At a time like this, we aim to once again acquire basic knowledge about supporting students with disabilities at universities, and to exchange practical opinions and information that can be put to use in daily work.
2. date and time
December 1, 2023 (Friday) 14:00-16:30

*Before the start (13:30-14:00), there will be an

exhibition (mini library) of AT (Assistive Technology) related to supporting students with disabilities.
I will do it. Please take a look before starting the course.
3. venue
Campus Plaza Kyoto, 2F Hall
*This is a face-to-face training. There will be no online distribution.
4. Participation target

① Faculty members who are in charge of academic affairs and student-related duties at universities and other higher education institutions.

② Faculty members who fall under the following categories may also participate, provided they understand the purpose of this training.

・For academic affairs and student-related duties, People who were in charge in the past or who may be in charge in the future,

people in entrance exam handling departments or career support departments

, people in charge of supporting students with disabilities who have little work experience at universities, etc.
5. Capacity
35 people (first come, first served)
6. participation fee
7. How to apply

The registration time has ended.

*If you are unable to send the participation application form, please contact us via email.
8. Application period

October 6, 2023 (Friday) – November 17, 2023 (Friday) (Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis)

*Reception will end as soon as the capacity is reached.
9. Contents/Schedule
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time Content
13:30 Reception begins

*At the venue,

there will be an exhibition (mini library) of AT (Assistive Technology) related to supporting students with disabilities. Please take a look before starting the course.
14:00 Opening speech, purpose explanation, etc.
14:10 Lecture:

“Requirements for higher education institutions to accommodate students with disabilities”


  Mr. Jun Murata (Kyoto University Student Support Organization, Associate Professor)

   DRC (Disabled Student Support Division) Chief Coordinator

   HEAP (Higher Education Accessibility Platform) Director


・What is disability in modern society?

・Understanding reasonable accommodations at universities, etc.

・Thinking about organizational responses to support students with disabilities

14:50 break
15:00 Group discussion:

“Exchange of opinions regarding support for students with disabilities at each university, etc.”


・Exchange of opinions and information regarding the current situation and issues at each university, etc.

・Identification of issues (→Q&A)

15:50 Q&A/Summary
16:30 Closing
Ten. others

Sponsor: University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation

Cooperation: Kyoto University Higher Education Accessibility Platform (HEAP)

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Student Support Division

(office hours) Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:00

TEL: 075-353-9189 FAX: 075-353-9101

mail: gk-ml■consortium.or. jp (Please change the ■ part to @ and send the email)

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