Why does ICU have a Basic Policy for Students with Special Needs?

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Why does ICU have a Basic Policy for Students with Special Needs?

One feature of the Christian liberal arts institution of ICU is that, standing by the principles of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we strive to maintain an environment in which all students can learn on the basis of equal opportunity, without any discrimination and with dignity. To further advance this initiative and to realize the university's ideals in contemporary society, we established the ICU Basic Policy for Students with Special Needs in 2007.

ICU is pursuing the establishment of a campus environment that will secure opportunities for those with disabilities to participate in learning, teaching, research, and other related activities equally alongside those without disabilities. Specifically, an Office of Special Needs Supports Services (SNSS) has been established under the supervision of the Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. The SNSS acts as an intermediary between students and faculty to provide a variety of support services, including coordinating requests for necessary accommodations, requests for translation of textbooks and other materials into Braille, and note-taking support in class.

By completing the necessary procedures, interested students can receive a wide variety of learning support from SNSS office staff members and, as necessary, class instructors, Student Supporters, and other ICU departments.