Toward barrier-free university education and research:
Creating a campus that brings diverse students together
Established as part of the General Student Support Center, the Disability Support Office is an access point for education and research support for students with disabilities at Kyoto University.
The Office offers consultations for students experiencing impediments or difficulties in their studies owing to disabilities and related factors. Expert coordinators work with faculties, graduate schools, and associated divisions to deliver the required support in education and research.
The number of students with disabilities who go on to university has been rising in recent years, and support needs are growing more diverse. There are a number of tangible and intangible challenges to be overcome in order to respond to these needs and provide adequate consultation and support services. To address this situation, this fund was established to secure the financial resources required to strengthen such support.
The fund will be used for purposes related to enhancing the university’s provision of support for students with disabilities, including strengthening of the Disability Support Office’s in-person support services and support equipment, as well as the development of barrier-free campus facilities and equipment. This is expected to give students with disabilities the same opportunities as other students to extend their potential, participate in society, and play key roles in the creation of a more inclusive society.