University of Tokyo Disability Services Office Regulations

March 10, 2009
Ratified by the President

Article 1. The Disability Services Office (DSO) is hereby established as an office based on the provisions of Article 18 of University of Tokyo Regulations.

Article 2. One purpose of the DSO is to strengthen campus-wide support while working with administrative divisions and departments and divisions directly in charge of assistance, termed “support departments and divisions,” to ensure that students, faculty, and staff with disabilities are able to study and/or work smoothly,thereby contributing to and promoting barrier-free access to the University.

Article 3. To attain the purpose stated in the preceding article, the DSO engages in the following activities:

  1. Preparing implementation and accommodation plans for supporting study, work, etc., for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.
  2. Promoting and implementing support programs for study, work, etc., for students, faculty, and staff members with disabilities.
  3. Building awareness and expanding the barrier-free environment.
  4. Employing faculty and staff with disabilities.
  5. Communicating, coordinating, and cooperating with organizations charged with the activities stated herein.
  6. Assisting with other matters required to attain the purpose of the above articles.

Disability Services Office (DSO) Director:
Article 4.
1. The DSO director is appointed by the president of the University from among University faculty.
2. The DSO director shall represent the DSO and manage its operations and activities.
3. The term of the DSO director is initially two years long, after which the director may be reappointed.

Disability Services Office (DSO) Staff:
Article 5.
1. Those designated as DSO staff fall under one of the following:

  1. Directors of branches as provided for in Paragraph 3 of Article 6, below.
  2. General managers and heads of division groups.
  3. Staff of DSO branches.
  4. Other faculty and staff whom the DSO director deems applicable.
2. The term of office for DSO staff as provided in Item 4, above, is initially two years, after which DSO staff may be reappointed.

Branch Office:
Article 6.
1. DSO branches are to be set up on the Hongo, Komaba, and Kashiwa campuses.
2. The primary work of the branch office is to coordinate work, actions, and activities with support departments and divisions.
3. Individual DSO branches are staffed by a director and the number of faculty and staff necessary for the office to function effectively.
4. Directors of branches are to be appointed by the DSO director for a term of office of two years, after which branch directors may be reappointed.

Article 7.
1. To discuss the promotion and implementation of campus-wide barrier-free access and matters important to DSO operation, the DSO director may call barrier-free support liaison meetings as needed.
2. The DSO director also chairs liaison meetings, which are to be attended by the following participants:

  1. Directors of DSO branches.v
  2. General managers and heads of division groups.
  3. Faculty and staff in charge of barrier-free support in individual departments and divisions.
  4. Other faculty and staff whom the DSO director deems applicable.

3. The DSO director may request the attendance of persons other than those in Paragraph 2 to ask for their explanations and opinions.
4. Other liaison meetings, issues, and activities are to be provided for separately.

Article 8.
1. Subcommittees may be designated to deal with specific issues among those in Article 3 based on liaison meetings.
2. Subcommittee organization, operation, management, etc., are to be provided for separately.

General Affairs:
Article 9. General affairs of the DSO are to be conducted by the Student Support Group and other groups.

Supplementary Rules:
Article 10. Matters not provided for here but required for DSO operation are to be provided for separately by the DSO director.

Supplementary Provisions:
These regulations take effect as of April 1, 2009.

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