Video on political speeches to show with interpreting for the Deaf

A meeting to show the video on the speech of each political candidate running for the election of assembly members of the House of Representatives and the proportional representation will be held in Tokyo on August 29, 2009.

It aims to provide the Deaf and hard of hearing persons with accessibility to the spoken speeches aired on TV through interpreting, the magnetic loop, and the real-time captioning system.

Only interpreting for the proportion representative election of the House of Representatives and the House of Councilors, and videos that a political party prepared for the small electoral district of the House of Representatives election are available.

Moreover, it is an arbitrary choice of a political party whether to do these. As a result, the Deaf and hard of hearing persons are put to discrimination that they don't understand what these candidates are speaking.

There is a move to defend the right of Deaf people to vote.


Source in Japanese:
DEAF-NEWS (subscription)

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