Regular university to set up research center to support students who are Deaf/blind

July 15, 2011

Hiroshima Jogakuin University in Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, will set up a center to support the students with disabilities this year. The center will be used for research on educational materials and instruction methods to help students who are Deaf/hard of hearing and visually impaired.

The university has carefully prepared the support system during the period from the day when the students are admitted until they find a job. The admission of these students is expected in 2012.

In the plan, the center will be located in a room in the renovated four-story facility on campus. Eight teachers in total will study the teaching material and development of the instructional method in the field of literature and pedagogy that meets the needs of those students.

For instance, there is a method that a mobile equipment is loaned to the Deaf student for the lecture through caption.

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