CART supports Deaf university students in the stricken area

Students work on CART at Doshisha University in Kyoto City for deaf students in the stricken area.

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."


Danish said...

Happy to see the progress, we at DANISHKADAH also promoting CART in Asia-Pacific (AP). As far as I see there is no true CART system available in AP region.

We are also networking Hard of Hearing and Deafened people of region. I'd like to contact these students and CART providers.

Thank you for sharing this news
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Herbert said...

Very interesting information about hearing loss and it's effects.Hearing problems usually come on gradually and the most common cause is exposure to noise.Thanks for sharing here, keep it up...

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