Tokushima Prefecture first installs sign language interpreter in hospital

"Please feel free to ask for sign language interpreting"
in the prefecture medical center.

(photo: http://www.asahi.com/)
May 15, 2014

The prefecture medical center located in Tokushima-shi in western Japan began to station a sign language interpreter from April in order to support the Deaf client who visits the hospital.

The time and effort that the Deaf client him/herself arranges a sign language interpreter can be saved, and he/she can go to hospital regularly now in comfort.

From the current fiscal year, the Tokushima Prefecture Office has outsourced the social welfare corporation, which stations a sign language interpreter in the hospital from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the second and 4th Tuesdays.

The sign language interpreting offers the Deaf support in communication with the medical personnel for medical examination, the waiting room, etc.


Japanese source:
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG5F54YBG5FPUTB017.html

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