Support Measures for Students with internal disorder and chronic disease

(1)Accommodations in class

Some students have restrictions on the amount of exercise they can do, or are unable to use stairs. They also may not be able to complete physical exercise practical components that are course prerequisites.

Changing the classroom
Classrooms will be changed to a room on the ground floor, or in a building with an elevator.
For physical exercise courses with no practical component
We will introduce the ‘Medical Care’ course which has no practical component.

A student with atopic dermatitis is on medication for the condition. A side effect of the medication is difficulty in waking up in the morning, so he is likely to be late to classes in the first period of the day. He also finds it difficult to concentrate in class.

Explanation to the student’s teachers
We will arrange a meeting with the student’s teachers to gain their understanding.
Advice for the student’s studies
Advice will be provided to the student about his course of study by the academic officer.

A student with hypersensitivity will fall ill if exposed to air conditioning.

Install a priority seating area
We will secure a seat for the student away from the classroom’s air conditioning vent, and make this a priority seating area.

(2)Accommodations for exams

A student with diabetes needs to take glucose supplements to avoid hypoglycemia. The student wants permission to keep the pouch of glucose on the desk, and consume it during the exam if necessary.

Take the exam in a separate room
We will send a request for consideration to the teacher in charge before the exam, and the same request to the exam invigilators.

A student with a condition causing frequent urination may have trouble holding his bladder during a stressful situation such as an exam. He would like permission to use the bathroom during the exam.

Take the exam in a separate room
The student will take the exam in a separate room and be allowed to leave during the exam.

(3)Support for returning to university

A student was in hospital for kidney disease, and after her return to university, needs to go to the hospital three times a week for dialysis. She is concerned whether she will be able to earn enough course credit.

Hold a meeting before the student’s return
If necessary, the support implementation officer, academic officer, and the student’s teachers will meet to give advice about the student’s studies and methods of accommodation for her return.

(4Accommodations for campus life

Some students with heart or kidney conditions find it physically difficult to stand in queues for a long period of time.

Alleviating the burden when doing university entrance proceedings
The student will be told to come at the end of the allocated time so they do not have to line up, and will be given the documents they need.
●Alleviating the burden of health exams at time of enrolment
We will arrange for the health center to conduct the student’s medical exam at a set time on a set date.

A student is unable to commute to campus on public transport as his local train station is not accessible. He wants permission to drive to campus in his car, or have a family member drop him off and pick him up.

Issue a special permit for vehicle entry
We will consider issuing a ‘special permit’ that allows the student to park without having to pay the annual fee.
Install a designated parking space
We will consider installing a designated parking space that allows easy access to the student’s classrooms or research lab.

A student has epileptic seizures and uses anticonvulsant medication, but is anxious about what would happen if she has a seizure on campus.

Create a list of emergency contacts
We will create a list of the student’s emergency contacts, including family members and doctor.

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