English article: Deaf in Tohoku get free video help

 March 16, 2012

A Sendai-based company is offering a free remote video relay service for people with hearing problems in areas hit by last year's massive earthquake and tsunami, employing the expertise it has developed in a business venture largely unknown in Japan.

PLUSVoice Co. started the free service, in which sign language interpreters help people in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima gain access to information via videophones, shortly after the disasters struck.

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