The national average rate of Deaf students who advance to the university and the junior college is estimated about 20%, which is said to be extremely low.
The main factor is considered that these institutes of higher education are not prepared to support the Deaf students.
According to the press release, the Japan College of Social Work, with the support of The Nippon Foundation, will provide the Deaf students with its first support systems including note-taking, CART, interpreting for all the classes. And also the Deaf instructors will lecture in JSL.
The service will start in April, 2010, when a new term begins for the fiscal year.