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Accessibility Division for Students with Disabilities

Concept and Features

Accessibility Division for Students with Disabilities has prepared charter concerning support provision and manual explaining how to correspond to those students. Based on these documents all university personnel are able to offer reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities.

Feature

1. Support activities mainly led by the students themselves Aiming for develop of all students

Peer Tutors (Study supporters) is a support system for students with disabilities providing support in the daily academic matters whereas the students of the University of Tsukuba are the core of the support activities.

The University officials are supporting those students regarding their skills and economic issues, and issue the Peer Tutor Activity Certificate for those who meet the requirements. Students with disabilities themselves are subjectively involved in the support activities as well as the Peer Tutors in the various disability supporting teams under the supervision of Accessibility Division for Students with Disabilities.
As a part of its effort to increase the awareness regarding support of students with disabilities, Accessibility Division for Students with Disabilities implements a general course named, “Symbiosis-Campus: How to Support Students with Disabilities” aiming to spread understanding and solidarity among students and their disabled colleagues.

2. Specialty and nature of support components based on each graduate and undergraduate schools and departments

In accordance to the general policy of the university, all educational organizations should take the responsibility in regards to the support of students with disabilities. Based on this principle, support that corresponds with the characteristic of each field of study is secured for all students.
At the admission stage for students with disabilities, the educational organizations that they are affiliated with and Accessibility Division for Students with Disabilities mutually give admission guidance to evaluate the needs and the actual support components.

3. Well-rounded support system based on disability sciences

University of Tsukuba has the largest group of researchers in Japan who are specialize in the field of disability sciences and are the core members of the support system. Thus, advice and guidance concerning all types of support are provided based on specialist points of view.