Interpreting service via Internet starts for the Deaf disaster survivors

2011/03/20

A lot of people are struck by the earthquake that occurred in the Tohoku region on March 11, and the difficulty at the evacuation life has deteriorated further.

Meanwhile, the service for the Deaf survivors who are JSL users was offered free of charge.

The incorporated nonprofit organization "ShuR" is providing the service to offer the remote sign language interpreting with the use of the Internet; Skype, MSN Messenger and Google Talk.

Once the Deaf persons starts the video conferencing telephone in the computer, iPhone, etc. , and tells a signed message to the interpreter on the display, who interprets it for their friend or relative.

Though it is inconvenient that the environment is not provided to connect with the Internet, nor the interpreter is not available at time zone, the service may be useful to the Deaf survivors.

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