Disability Support Office,
General Student Support Center

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Functions of the Disability Support Office

The Disability Support Office provides advice and assistance to students who are experiencing difficulties with their studies or research as a result of disabilities, etc. The office’s dedicated staff members provide support to students in coordination with their faculties/departments of affiliation and other internal and external organizations.

<Main Functions>
  • ・Ensuring that students with disabilities have access to the university’s education, and providing support and advice relating to campus life
  • ・Training and coordinating support staff for students with disabilities
  • ・Working in cooperation with faculty members and departments to provide disability support
  • ・Provision of disability support equipment and related documents
  • ・Gathering information on disability support
  • ・Holding workshops, etc. relating to disability support
  • ・Compiling and distributing barrier-free access maps

Study Support

Upon request by students or their faculties/graduate schools, the office assesses individual cases and provides study support as deemed necessary.

<Eligibility and Scope of Support>
Eligibility:
Support is provided to students who are experiencing difficulty with their studies due to visual, hearing, physical, or developmental impairments, etc. (In certain cases, consultation is also provided to students who are experiencing difficulties due to poor health or injury, etc.)
Scope of Support:
The support provided aims to enable students to attend classes/experiments/laboratory courses, school events, etc.
<Examples of Support Provided>

The support provided is determined based on an assessment of individual needs and environmental aspects, such as class content.

*The following are some examples of the kind of support provided
For students with visual disabilities: braille transcription/audio recording of written materials, reading service, on-campus mobility assistance (guide assistance), digitization of printed materials, etc.
For students with hearing disabilities: note-taking, speech-to-text interpretation using a computer, adding captions to visual course materials, etc.
For students with physical disabilities: development of facilities and equipment, change of classrooms, arrangement of caregivers etc.
For students with developmental disabilities: adjustment of study environment, provision of teaching assistants, etc.