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The Mission of the Division

 The Support Section for Equal Opportunity Services seeks to ensure that all members of Kyushu University respect the rights of people with disabilities, as well as striving to eliminate any barriers (social barriers) that infringe those rights and promoting efforts to put in place a learning environment that enables people with disabilities to demonstrate their individuality and abilities.


①Construction of a university-wide system for determining the specific details of reasonable accommodation
 To promote university-wide support, we form systems for cooperation with schools, institutes, faculties, and other organizations throughout the university.
②Ensuring learning opportunities
 We provide information about access to information and consideration for communication in classes, securing priority seating in classrooms, ensuring access to classrooms, requests to faculty members for special consideration, and teaching materials and assistive devices.
③Networks of internal and external partnerships
 We promote partnerships with high schools and provide information to university applicants with disabilities through university fairs and open-days. We promote partnerships with specialist organizations in fields including medicine, welfare, education, and industry. In addition, we work in partnership with relevant departments within the university.
④Development of barrier-free facilities
 We work in partnership with relevant departments to create maps of barrier-free facilities and further improve university facilities.
⑤Personal support
 We provide personal support to facilitate reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities and also arrange group work such as training in social skills.
⑥Human resource development in a society based on global coexistence
 To nurture student peer supporters, we implement the Program to Cultivate Accessibility Leaders (including company internships).
We organize lectures and practical training concerning the removal of barriers.

Accessibility Leaders Promotion (ALP)

We implement the Accessibility Leaders Promotion (ALP), which nurtures individuals who can lead the way forward into a more people-friendly society in the future.

Applying to participate in the Accessibility Leaders Promotion (PDF: Japanese)
Cultivation of Kyushu University student peer supporters: Academic program for cultivating Accessibility Leaders (PDF: Japanese)
Accessibility Leaders Development Council (external link)

FY2016 Subjects

General subjects:
Introduction to Disability Services
Introduction to Accessibility
Universal Design
Management of Accessibility
⑦Awareness activities and Awareness surveys
 We deepen understanding of and interest in the creation of barrier-free environments through courses and workshops. We conduct awareness surveys concerning the removal of barriers, including the Barrier Removal Awareness Survey and the University-Wide Assistive Device Awareness Survey, to ascertain awareness among members of Kyushu University. We then make use of this information in future support systems.

Support Section for Equal Opportunity Services

744, Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan Room 1104, Center Zone 1 building(1F)
Tel: 092-802-5859/5858


Special Educational Needs Specialist Supervisor
Mari Tanaka (professor: clinical psychology)
Clinical Psychologist
Susumu Yokota (associate professor: clinical psychology)
Clinical Psychologist & Psychiatric Social Worker
Sarasa Kai(research assistant professor: clinical psychology)
Clinical Psychologist
Yusaku Omodaka(research fellow: clinical psychology)
Akiko Tajima(counselor(part-time)・clinical psychology)

Vision for the Future

Formulating Kyushu University's Basic Policy on Support for people with Disabilities

①Building support systems
・University-wide support systems
・Support systems in each school, institute, and faculty
・Systems for determining reasonable consideration
②Forming inter-university networks
③Facilitating links between high schools and the university
・Forming networks for sharing information in order to support the advancement of school pupils to higher education
④Cultivating Accessibility Leaders as student peer supporters
⑤Employment support
・Providing employment support in partnership with external support organizations
⑥ Securing the stable sources of funding required to ensure learning opportunities
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