Olivia Kennedy

Nagahama Institute of Bioscience and Technology


I firmly believe that all students should have equal access to education, and am passionate about bringing positive change where it is needed. I teach at both Nagahama Institute of Bioscience and Technology, a small research institute in northern Shiga, and Kyoto Institute of Technology, where I am also a Phd candidate, researching the interplay between teachers, students, and technology.


Accessibility in Language Learning  Barrier-free learning in Japan: Panel more

Sun, Jul 10, 14:30-16:00 Asia/Tokyo

The panelists will talk about the lack of knowledge in creating barrier-free classes for learners with different abilities, current changes in policies in Japan, and how teachers are working with students to make their classes more inclusive. The session will begin with definitions of disabilities, issues faced by teachers who are not trained in recognizing them, and how teachers can create or modify classes to be effective for all students. Panel members will speak about helping students at all levels of education. We also hope to have enough time to answer participants' questions and help them make their own classes barrier-free.

Melodie Cook Davey Young Sandra Healy Alexandra Burke Megumi Yoshieda Olivia Kennedy