Since this spring, Kansai University located in Osaka Prefecture has launched the team to support the students with disabilities in their academic activities by training the student support staff.
While other universities in the Kinki region, such as Kwansei Gakuin University, Ritsumeikan University, Doshisha University, have offered students support services, Kansai University used only the system by the student assistant as a volunteer.
Kansai University tied up also with the teachers and staff of each faculty since this year, and also opened a training course for the student support staff, who not only studies the technique of note taking and translation into braille, but develops disability awareness.
About 60 persons have registered with the student support staff now, out of whom about 30 persons are students. Application for the student support staff is again planned in autumn.
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