Implementation Guide for Assistance of Students with Disabilities

Ratified by the President August 18, 2003
Revised September 22, 2004
Revised December 1, 2009

Purposes:
Article 1. Based on provisions in the Basic Law for Persons with Disabilities, other laws and ordinances, and the University of Tokyo Charter, this guide clarifies the responsibilities of the president, managing directors, faculty, and staff in assisting and accommodating students with disabilities at the University of Tokyo and defines basic issues in academic support and accommodations, etc., for students to ensure that they receive a suitable education not limited by their disability.

Definitions:
Article 2. The terms listed below are to be used as follows:

  1. Students with disabilities eligible to receive assistance/accommodation: Those who have considerable restrictions in attending or taking part in classes and other university programming and activities due to disabilities such as vision, hearing, and/or orthopedic impairments, and those who request assistance, provided that the need for such assistance is confirmed by the Director of the Disability Services Office (DSO).
  2. Department and division directors: Heads of faculties, graduate schools including graduate schools basic to education and research excluding graduate courses defined in the provision on Article 66 of the School Education Law, university institutes, university libraries, university hospitals, and university-wide centers.

Responsibilities of President and Managing Directors:
Article 3. The president and managing directors are responsible for implementing academic support and accommodations for students with disabilities while ensuring that they do not experience undue disadvantages in their study.

Faculty and Staff Responsibilities:
Article 4. Faculty and staff members are responsible for cooperating proactively in implementing academic support and accommodations for students with disabilities while working to ensure that such students do not experience undue disadvantages in their study.

Support Implementation:
Article 5.
1. The University of Tokyo Disability Services Office (DSO), in cooperation with the University’s Student Life Committee, is responsible for preparing plans for implementing academic support and accommodations for students with disabilities.
2. The University’s DSO is responsible for promoting and implementing academic support and accommodations for students with disabilities based on the implementation framework stated in the preceding paragraph.
3. Department and division directors are responsible for appointing persons in charge of implementing academic support and accommodations for students with disabilities and implementing these programs working with the University’s DSO.

Regulations and Budgetary Measures Improvement:
Article 6. To attain the purpose of this guide and to implement support, the president, managing directors, and department and division directors are responsible for working to improve regulations and putting budgetary measures into actual practice.

Supplementary Rules:
Article 7. In addition to the above, the president may specify other matters required to implement this guide.

Supplementary Provisions:
This guide takes effect as of August 18, 2003.

Supplementary Provision:
University of Tokyo Regulation No. 228, September 22, 2004
This regulation shall take effect on September 22, 2004.

Supplementary Provision:
University of Tokyo Regulation No. 40, December 1, 2009
This regulation shall take effect on December 1, 2009, and provisions for the Revised Implementation Guide for Assistance of Students with Disabilities Studying at the University of Tokyo shall go into effect on July 1, 2009.

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