April 28, 2013
Prefecture officials stated on April 28 about a plan to establish a
facility for the Deaf community in Joyo-shi in the prefecture, which
will be the first.
A information service center for the Deaf not
only performs the training and dispatch of note-takers and sign
language interpreters but also serves as an information dissemination
base at the time of a disaster.
The government has promoted
facility establishment in each prefecture and government ordinance city
based on the disability master plan. According to the Kyoto prefecture
officials, 37 facilities have been established in 36 out of 47
prefectures across the country as of October, 2012.
There is the
center for the Deaf in Chukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi that is managed by
Kyoto-shi, and there is no facility which the Prefecture administers. So
the concerned organizations were demanding establishment of a
prefecture facility for years.
It is due for examination of the
facility development construction plan by summer, and for groundbreaking
in 2014. It will be opened in the 2015 fiscal year.