New center to support the Deaf community for social participation in Saga Prefecture

February 17, 2013

In order to advance a Deaf/deaf person's social participation, the information dissemination facility called the "Deafness Support Center" (tentative name) will be established in Saga Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan's southern island.

It will provide services such as consultation, dispatch of sign-language interpreting and a note taking, video productions, etc.

46,940,000 yen will be appropriated for the budget for fiscal year 2013, and opening is planned in the 2014 fiscal year.

Such a facility has been installed nationwide except only Saga Prefecture in Kyushu and Okinawa.

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