Need to establish a deaf-friendly home for the Deaf aged

Members of the Prefecture Association of the Deaf prepare a number cloth prior to a meeting.
(photo: http://www.kochinews.co.jp/)

March 8, 2013

The Kochi Prefecture Association of the Deaf and others set about influence in the prefecture to establish a special home for the aged so that Deaf/deaf persons may be able to pass old age in comfort.

Due to insufficient services including sign-language interpreting, Deaf/deaf persons do not fully get communication in scenes, such as everyday life, care, medical treatment.

Their aging is also progressing and the Association has insisted, "It is minimum protection of human rights that communication is accessible."


Japanese source:
http://www.kochinews.co.jp/?&nwSrl=299837&nwIW=1&nwVt=knd

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