The Wakayama Prefecture Federation of the Persons with Disabilities which aims at improvement in welfare for persons with disabilities was held the 55th Wakayama Welfare Convention for the Persons with Disabilities in Wakayama City on September 16.
About 500 persons concerned participated. Chairman Yoshida Kiyoshi-san (75) greeted at the opening ceremony, saying "Our organization will strive for a disabled person's independence and promotion of social participation aiming at a disability welfare system suitable for ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities."
The meeting group of Deaf/hard of hearing persons, persons with visual impairment, and physically handicapped persons, respectively presented a speech. Also a request for the Prefecture and announcement were made.
Members of the sign language circle performed a signed play.
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