Local city office information in sign language on website

Sign language news shown on homepage of
Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture.

Azumino City in Nagano Prefecture has launched the "Sign Language News" on its official website and "YouTube" in July. It was proposed by Keiko Fukai (46), an interpreter who works for the social welfare section in the office.

Some information selected from the paper arranged by the Public Affairs section is signed and videoed to be published in the web.

Such an information notification has not been heard in any municipalities in the prefecture according to the Nagano Prefecture Disability Support Section.

Signed information will be updated once every two weeks, for about one minute signed by Keiko. It is captioned, too.

Public Affairs section officials hope that the signed information will help the Deaf community aware of their service.

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