committee chairman Muraoka (second from right) explains the outline of
the convention, etc. to Governor Hirai in sign language, which is
interpreted simultaneously. |
September 1, 2013
There are about 20,000 DeafBlind persons in Japan, and it is estimated 100 in Tottori Prefecture, one of the prefectures in Shikoku Region. However, the actual situation of the DeafBlind has not been grasped.
The "19th Chugoku-Shikoku Region Convention of the DeafBlind" is due to be held in Yonago-shi in Tottori Prefecture in November.
The persons concerned in the prefecture are saying, "We would like to make the convention an opportunity for the DeafBlind who tend to be isolate to encourage social participation and to extend the circle of exchange and support for them."