College for the blind and Deaf to set up new MA course on information accessibility next year

November 16, 2013

The Tsukuba University of Technology in Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture which offers various education program to the Blind and Deaf students respectively, announced that it will introduce an "information accessibility" course as a two-year major in the graduate program in April, 2014.

The course is to train a professional to support social participation of the Blind and Deaf in obtaining more accessible information, and to research and develop of a device to support learning of sign language and activities.

Although Tsukuba University of Technology  (formerly Tsukuba College of Technology) has educated only for students with disabilities since the establishment in 1987, it will accept a hearing person also for the first time in the new MA course.

Five persons will be admitted. When completing the course, a job will be available such as a school staff or researcher in support of persons with disabilities.

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