Office for Students with DisabilitiesWaseda University

About the Office

History

History of the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

Before 1998

Individual faculties, departments and graduate schools provided their own support services for students with disabilities.

This led to discrepancies in funding, staffing and resourcing standards.

 

1999

Guidelines on Support Services for Students with Disabilities released.

Under the new scheme, faculties, departments, Academic Affairs Division and Student Affairs Division provide uniform standards of support services.

 

2006

OSD opens at Waseda campus (Building 7) with dedicated staff providing comprehensive range of services.

 

2013

Waseda University is formally affiliated with the Postsecondary Education Programs Network of Japan (PEPNet-Japan).

 

2014

Support Department for Students with Developmental Disorders opens at Waseda campus (Building 25)

OSD restructured into two departments: Support Department for Students with Physical Disabilities and Support Department for Students with Developmental Disorders.

Support Department for Students with Physical Disabilities relocated from Building 7 to Building 3 on Waseda campus.

 

2015

FD/SD seminar: The future of remote support services

Sponsored by the Postsecondary Education Programs Network of Japan (PEPNet-Japan) and Tsukuba University of Technology in conjunction with the Waseda University Office for Students with Disabilities.

 

2016

Basic Principles for Supporting Students with Disabilities at Waseda University released.

OSD joins Association on Higher Education and Disability of Japan (AHEAD JAPAN).

OSD wins Good Practice Prize at the 12th Japan Postsecondary Education Programs Symposium in the Support for Hearing Impaired Students category.

 

2017

OSD incorporated into the Student Diversity Center.

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