Deaf centers installed in three bases in Tottori Prefecture

Governor Hirai Shinji (left) installs the signboard of the Eastern Center in Tottori-shi.
(photo: http://apital.asahi.com/)

April 3, 2014

Based on the Prefecture Sign Language Ordinance concluded in October, last year, the prefecture and municipalities installed the "Deaf Center" in three places; Tottori-shi, Kurayoshi-shi, and Yonago-shi.

The opening ceremony was held in the Eastern Center in Tottori-shi on April 2.

Each center succeeds the dispatch of a sign language interpreter which was being carried out for every prefecture or cities, towns and villages across the prefecture, and is in charge of the loan of information machines and equipment, counseling, a Deaf person's activity support, etc.

Governor Hirai Shinji (平井伸治) who attended the opening ceremony said, "I would like to tackle preponderantly the development of environment which is accessible to the persons with disabilities in the current fiscal year."


Japanese sources:
http://apital.asahi.com/article/news/2014040300002.html
https://www.nnn.co.jp/news/140403/20140403007.html

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