May 6, 2011
The PEPNet-Japan* called for cooperation to help the Deaf/hard of hearing students who were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Doshisha University in Kyoto City responded to it as one of the coordinated universities.
*The PEPNet-Japan (Postsecondary Education Programs Network-Japan) is an organization to provides resources and expertise that enhance educational opportunities for people who are deaf/hard of hearing studying in the higher education institutions across Japan.
Doshisha University students offered CART* to deaf students attending Miyagi University of Education in Sendai City on May 6.
*CART means "computer-aided realtime translation" services.
Two deaf students at Miyagi University of Education away by about 600 kilos from Kyoto City understood what the professor spoke through "iPhone" in hand in the classroom.
Doshisha University is scheduled to continue support for Miyagi University of Education in the future.
A Doshisha University senior who volunteered for CART said, "I was not sure at first as it was possible to see neither the classroom nor the teaching material, but I was able to actually felt that our service was reached the deaf students at the university far away from Kyoto through the personal computer. I want to continue this support."