TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) Japan’s first graduate school for students with visual or aural disabilities will open next April at the state-run Tsukuba University of Technology in Ibaraki Prefecture, it said Friday.

It will be the world’s first graduate school for visually impaired students and the third for hearing-impaired ones, following such schools as Gallaudet University in the United States, according to the university.

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