Symposium on accessibility to information for Deaf/HoH to take place in Kyoto

The symposium related to the information accessibility for those who are Deaf/hard of hearing will be held on the campus of Ritsumeikan University located in Kyoto on March 22.

Tentative program:

10:00-10:15
Opening remark by the organizer from Ritsumeikan University

10:20-12:00
First part: Research report (about 30 minutes each topic)

- Support by captioning through voice recognition
- Current situations and issues of interpreting business
- The influence of the disability discrimination act on the employment of the persons with disabilities

13:00-15:30
Second part: Panel discussion
"Problems of communications support under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities"

Four groups, the Japanese Federation of the Deaf, the Japanese League of Organizations of Hard of Hearing and Deafened Persons, the National Study Society on Interpreting Issues, and the National Study Society on Note-taking Issues, will come together to discuss for the first time on the theme, "What we should do to reform the current systems on information accessibility toward the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Free admission.

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