LIVES*University Project Beyond Barriers WEBINAR SERIES





On Thursday, May 13th, 2021, Hands On Tokyo's "LIVES*University Project", which is working on the mission of creating an “Inclusive Environment in Higher Education," will hold a Webinar Series. The First Webinar's guest speaker is Ms. Uyanga Erdenebold and the topic is "Barriers We Face Everyday."

Ms. Uyanga Erdenebold is visually impaired, and has lived in Mongolia, the United States, and Japan. She is a public relations and diplomacy professional with over-nine-years-of experience working for the U.S. Department of State. She currently serves as an executive board member for the Council on Diversity and Inclusion at the U.S. Embassy in Japan. An avid dog lover. Uyanga’s first guide dog Gladys went on to become the first ever guide dog to live and work in Mongolia.

【LIVES*University Project Beyond Barriers WEBINAR SERIES】
First Webinar : Thursday, May 13th, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Guest Speaker : Uyanga Erdenebold 
Topic : Barriers We Face Everyday
*This event will be held on Zoom. Japanese/English and Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
*No Cost, Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

■For registration and event details:
https://sites.google.com/handsontokyo.org/lives-univ-webinar01/english

■Did you know? Shocking Facts about Japanese Higher Education:
(1) The ratio of students with disabilities who advance to Japanese higher education, including universities is 0.2% (US : 11%)
(2) The ratio of students with disabilities among all students in higher education is 1.2% 

■LIVES*University Project aims to achieve an “Inclusive Environment in Higher Education" throughout Japan.
*We start by providing opportunities to establish connections and have discussions, not only among disabled/non-disabled students, but people with all different types of personalities, with or without barriers of their own.
*With better communication, we can encourage students to support each other, and the community to enhance their college experience.

■What is the Hands On Tokyo LIVES Project ?