Booklet on Deaf people and sign language published to enhance social understanding

The booklet titled "We Love Communications"

The Okayama Prefecture Welfare Association of the Deaf started sales of a booklet titled "We Love Communications" (A5-size, 32 pages; 300 yen) that explains plainly about the environment surrounding the Deaf, interpreting, etc.

Earnings from the sale will be allotted to the activity capital of the Association, which is calling, "Your help is needed to the achievement of the society that the Deaf live a daily life without any difficulties".

The booklet was produced by an organization, composed of the national group of the Deaf and the national interpreter group, etc., to request the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the government. They also propose the necessity of defining sign language as a "language" in the draft revision of the Disabled Persons Fundamental Law.

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