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Online Study Buddy Helping Students with Rare Disorders Enter University 2019

Born with a rare disorder, student Chen Wan-ping has always required a wheelchair in order to get around. Once Fu Jen Catholic University (FJCU) implemented their “Online Study Buddy” program, Wan-ping was given a new opportunity to get an education. With the help of FJCUs remote teaching system, she was able to learn English and Math with her study buddy, and her schooling no longer had to be interrupted because of her illness. Finally, she was accepted by National Taipei University of Technologys Interaction Design program, becoming the first severely-disabled person that the buddy program has helped.