Tsukuba University of Technology launches a project related to deaf studies

March 1, 2013

The National University Corporation Tsukuba University of Technology (NTUT) located  in Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture, where Deaf/deaf students, and students with visual impairment study respectively, launched a website project on the instruction curriculum of "deaf studies."

"Deaf Studies" is an important course for Deaf/deaf students to empower themselves. However, currently it is difficult for general colleges/universities to establish deaf studies as a course because of lack of the know-how of instruction or an instructor.

With the teaching resource and instruction know-how that NTUT has accumulated, which the project team utilize, the instruction curriculum and contents (the website) of "Deaf Studies" are developed with the aim of offering the system which university staffs all over the country can utilize.

The "Deaf Studies" project has the following fields: "community", "history", "sport", "art", "technology", "sign language", and "education." A curriculum for each field is developed with an arranged resource to make the website.

Official website (Japanese):
http://www.deafstudies.jp/info/mokuteki.html

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