The receiver of the communication satellite broadcasting was set up in the Higashi-hiroshima City Office lobby.
May 13, 2011
Higashi-hiroshima City in Hiroshima Prefecture set up the receiver of the communication satellite broadcasting program to pass on disaster information with sign language and caption for the Deaf residents in 18 places in the city.
The system passes on information on the damage situation, the distribution of the rescue supply place etc. in a time of disaster.
The number of facilities set up in the city is the largest among the local governments throughout the country according to Nonprofit Activities Organization CS Disability Broadcasting Union System located in Osaka City that produces the program.
The receiver is connected to the television, Deaf viewers can watch the program that passes on emergency information in a time of disaster with Japanese sign language and caption.