History

The University of Tokyo Disability Services Office (DSO) was opened in April 2004 with the reorganization of the Barrier-free Support Preparatory Office set up under the University of Tokyo Barrier-free Working Group. This group has, since 2002, discussed ways to improve barrier-free accessibility to the University of Tokyo, building on the efforts of a working group set up in 2001 to realize a barrier-free University of Tokyo.

The DSO first opened on the Komaba II Campus, followed by the Hongo Campus in April 2006. The Komaba branch was moved to the Komaba I Campus in April 2007. Today, through these two branches, the DSO works to improve support to students, faculty, and staff with disabilities studying and working at the University and to promote campus-wide barrier-free accessibility.

History

Jun. 2001

Set up a working group to realize “Barrier-free University of Tokyo.”

Mar. 2002

Prepared a report on “Barrier-free University of Tokyo.”

Jun. 2002

Set up the University of Tokyo Barrier-Free Working Group.

Oct. 2002

Opened a Barrier-free Support Preparatory Office.

Mar. 2003

Established the Charter of the University of Tokyo.

Aug. 2003

Established Implementation Guide for Assistance to Students with Disabilities Studying at the University of Tokyo.

Sep. 2003

Held the first University of Tokyo barrier-free symposium.

Mar. 2004

Dissolved the University of Tokyo Barrier-Free Working Group.

Apr. 2004

Started the University of Tokyo Disability Services Office reorganized from the Barrier-Free Support Preparatory Office.

Sep. 2004

Revised the Implementation Guide for Assistance of Students with Disabilities Studying at the University of Tokyo.

Established the Implementation Guide for Assistance of Faculty and Staff with Disabilities at the University of Tokyo.

Sep. 2005

Held the second University of Tokyo barrier-free symposium.

Apr. 2006

Prepared “Promotion of Barrier-free Accessibility of the University of Tokyo.”

Apr. 2006

Opened the DSO’s Hongo branch.

Apr. 2007

Moved the DSO’s Komaba branch.

Nov. 2008

Set up the new DSO working group.

Mar. 2009

Dissolved the new DSO working group.

Established DSO regulations

Dec. 2009

Revised the Implementation Guide for Assistance of Students with Disabilities Studying at the University of Tokyo.

Revised the Implementation Guide for Assistance of Faculty and Staff with Disabilities at the University of Tokyo.

<Successive Directors of DSO>

Apr. 2004-Mar.2005

Office Director
Hiroshi Watanabe   Managing Director (Executive Vice President)

Deputy Director
Kimitaka Kaga      Professor, Graduate School of Medicine

Apr.2005-Mar.2006

Office Director
Junichi Hamada     Managing Director (Executive Vice President)  

Deputy Director
Kimitaka Kaga      Professor, Graduate School of Medicine

Apr.2006-Mar.2007

Office Director
Shinichi Sato      Managing Director (Executive Vice President)

Deputy Director
Kimitaka Kaga      Professor, Graduate School of Medicine

Apr.2007-Mar.2009

Office Director
Kimihiko Hirao      Managing Director (Executive Vice President)

Apr.2009-

Office Director
Nobuo Ikeda       Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Science

Director, Hongo Branch
Akihiko Matsui      Professor, Graduate School of Economics

Director, Komaba Branch
Satoshi Fukushima   Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology

Apr.2011-

Director, Hongo Branch
Takeshi Tange      Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Director, Komaba Branch
Senshi Fukashiro    Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Science

Apr.2012-

Office Director
Takeshi Tange      Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Director, Hongo Branch
Yasushi Wakahara    Professor, Information Technology Center

Apr.2013-

Director, Komaba Branch
Kimitaka Nakazawa    Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Science

Apr.2014-Director, Hongo Branch
Kazuhiko Nishide Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Apr.2015-

Office Director
Senshi Fukashiro    Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Science



Apr.2017-

Office Director
Shinichiro Kumagaya    Associate Professor , The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology

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