|A representative of the Deaf Association (left) makes a request to the city in sign language at the conference. |
October 22, 2013
In order to build the society in which a person with disability lives easily, the disability organizations and the Fukushima city office in Fukushima Prefecture held an annual round-table conference in the city office on October 18.
Each representative of ten disability organizations were present, and exchanged opinions about the city issues the requests to the administration.
The requests were, for instance, to station the personnel fluent in sign language in the general hospital, to promote the opportunity of a person with disability for work as an obligation of the city office to achieve, etc.
Although the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006, Japan has not ratified yet.
It was also pointed out that positive promotion of "the city is needed to improve radically the welfare and disability policy towards ratification of the convention".