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Techniques of Support for Students with Visual Disabilities
(Enlarged and Revised Edition)

AOKI Shintaro (Ed.) March 25, 2010
Report Issued by Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University, Vol.12, 2010. 208p.@ISSN 1882-6539

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AOKI Shintaro (Ed.) March 25, 2010 Techniques of Support for Students with Visual Disabilities (Enlarged and Revised Edition), Report Issued by Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University, Vol.12, 2010. 208p.@ISSN 1882-6539



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Table of Contents

Preface by AOKI Shintaro --- 5-9

Part 1.
Chapter 1: Overview of Support for Students with Visual Disabilities at University by AOKI Shintaro --- 14-32
Chapter 2: Access to Written Information and Assistive Technology for People with Visual Disabilities by HAN Sung-Min --- 33-83

Part 2.
Chapter 3: The Issues of Copyright Act Related to Providing Information for People with Visual Disabilities by AOKI Shintaro --- 86-102
Chapter 4: Publishers' Response and Its Background by UEMURA Kaname --- 103-129

Part 3.
Chapter 5: The Possibility to Support People with Visual Disabilities by Themselves: Sudan and Japan by SAITO Ryoichiro --- 132-148
Chapter 6: >Communication Among Different Bodies: The Aim of COE and New Academic Field Studies> by TATEIWA Shin'ya --- 149-172

Materials: Guidebook of Preparing Text for People with Visual Disabilities by Ritsumeikan University Group Supporting Students with Visual Disabilities --- 174-202

Postface by AOKI Shintaro --- 203-206

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February 26, 2009 "Ritsumeikan University Provides Report 'Techniques of Support for Students with Visual Disability'" Braille Mainichi February 26, 2009 Text Version: 3

Research Center for Ars Vivendi at Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto City) published a report Techniques of Support for Students with Visual Disabilities (Printed 182 pages, A5 size). The center offers the report free of charge (except the actual postage cost).

This report summarizes the techniques available to support students with visual disabilities in higher educational institutions such as university. It overviews the situation of support in universities, introduces support techniques using computers and text data, and covers copy-write issues and publishers' cooperations. It also includes the actual guidebook of how to prepare text data, based on experience of the university's support group.

Mr. AOKI Shintaro of Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, who has weak eyes and edited the report says, "We hope this report can improve the accessibility in study and research for people with visual disabilities". The center can also provide text data of the report by email or CD-ROM, and plans to make the DAISY format publication as well. Please contact the center at ars-vive@st.ritsumei.ac.jp or TEL:+81-75-465-8475 ExtentionF2393 for the text or more information.


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