August 13, 2011
The program that Deaf children exchange with Deaf adults during summer vacation and touch the animal is offered at the Maizuru City Deaf Center in Kyoto Prefecture.
It has been sponsored since last year by the Maizuru Deaf Children Support Network so that the Deaf children meet Deaf adults and mingle with the hearing residents through interpreting and note taking during summer vacation to enhance them to live with self confidence.
Twelve 7th graders from a northern part of Kyoto Prefecture participated in the program on August 11. They enjoyed the story by the Deaf adult about his experience, and touched or held the dogs and the cats, helped by the volunteer group.