Deaf-friendly coffee shop in Osaka Prefecture

(photo: http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/)
November 17, 2013

The coffee shop, "Deaf Cafe: Enjoy Sign Language," in Osaka-shi in the prefecture, is managed by the non-profit organization "Deaf Support Osaka", which tackles support of Deaf persons, such as life counseling, dispatching interpreters, etc.

The organization opened the cafe in 2006 in response to the request of the Deaf person who wanted to be engaged in service trade in spite of being Deaf.

In the space back in the cafe shop, there is a place for Deaf fourth to sixth graders to enjoy learning the arithmetic, the language, etc. twice every month. Moreover, a sign language lesson of 500 yen once is offered.

A hearing person is also welcome to the cafe shop. Those who do not know how to sign can order a menu by pointing.

Business hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday, Monday, and a national holiday.

Japanese source:

Official website (Japanese):
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~deafnet/cafe.html

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