Local city office in Ehime Prefecture starts personnel training in sign language

A city employee (second from right) challenges conversation with the person with headphone on who acts a Deaf visitor (second from left).
(photo: http://www.ehime-np.co.jp/)

September 5, 2013

The Iyo-shi office in Ehime Prefecture in western Japan, aiming at more understanding deafness, started the personnel training that they learn the basic sign language so that they could receive the Deaf visitor in the city office.

At the workshop held in the old civic hall, about 20 office workers learned the features of deafness and how to communicate with gesture.

The city employees from each division, such as welfare, and education, participate in the workshop a total of 4 times by cooperation of the Prefecture Association of the Deaf by the end of September.

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