February 18, 2012
Toshima Ward in Tokyo installed the terminal machine for a prompt earthquake report that carries out the electrical message display in three institutions, such as the ward office building, on February 17 in order to warn the Deaf instantly about an earthquake.
There will be a total of five terminals installed in each ward facility when the latest one is to be set up in the central health welfare center on February 19.
The terminal displays a message on a large-sized LED screen, when an earthquake report for warning comes out, and also a warning light rotates in yellow at the same time to get attention from the Deaf.
As siren sound, etc. come out from a built-in speaker, the effect is expected to promptly caution the hearing people, too. News and a weather report are usually displayed.
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