Towards working life

"Students with disabilities in higher education" - coming study

Eli Langørgen, Sør-Trøndelag University College

This is an exploratory triangulating study to elicit understanding of how students with disabilities experience their participation in vocational education programs within health care, social work and teaching, and the perspectives from staff and practicum mentors on supporting them in transition to and through professional field work.

Students Needs in a Comparative Perspective – Students with disability perceptions of how their needs are met in Higher Education

Linda Lane, University of Gothenburg
Rachel Hadodo, University of Gothenburg
Mikaela Starke, University of Gothenburg

The paper presents findings from a survey of students with disabvility (SWD) in six European universities. The aim was to discover which needs required fulfillment for (SWD) to participate fully in higher education. Results show students identify needs in the areas of information, pedagogy, physical environment, and attitudes about disability.

Reasonable accommodations and human rights in the educational system in Japan: cases from the DO-IT Japan program and higher educational practices

Ass.Prof. Takeo Kondo, University of Tokyo
Prof. Kenryu Nakamura, University of Tokyo
Ass.Prof. Mamoru Iwabuchi, University of Toyko

Japan has enacted the anti-discrimination law and ratified the UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities. We illustrate the changing situation and expectations for the future of education for people with disabilities in Japan through our DO-IT Japan activities and postsecondary practices among Japanese higher educational institutions.

From education to work - disability policy and practical good examples from the Nordic countries

Maarit Aalto, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues

This presentation is based on two development projects, operated by Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social issues (NVC), concerning first of all disability policy in the Nordic countries (focus on education) and an overview of proceedings in the policies. And second (UA-project) – Nordic good examples of transition from higher education to work for persons with disability. UA-project includes also the Nordic recommendations to Universities. The last part will refer to interviews with employers in the public and prvate sector. 

Barriers to inclusive mobility

Viktor Pioreckým, Masaryk University

In this presentation we would like to discuss typical barriers in mobility for university students with special needs with emphasis on the importance of communication and partnership among mobility and disability (or accessibility) officers.