Research shows 80 percent of Deaf/deaf workers feel "promotion" is difficult

June 22, 2014

Since more than half Deaf/deaf workers can fully understand neither a meeting in an office, nor the contents of training, etc., they tend to give up participation in the workplaces.

It turned out by a result of the questionnaire published by Dai-ichi Life Research Institute, Inc. that about 80 percent of the Deaf/deaf workers think that job promotion and skill training are difficult.

Mizuno Eiko (水野映子), senior research scientist of the Research Institute has concluded that "the company and the government should make sign-language interpreters and a note-takers participate in a meeting, etc. which a Deaf/deaf worker attend, and should improve the environment which the Deaf/deaf person stands to the same starting line as a hearing coworker."

The questionnaire was carried out for 123 Deaf/deaf workers between November and December last year. More than half of those have been employed by a company with more than 1000 or more employees, etc., and the workers aged the 40's was the largest at about 40 percent.


Japanese source:
http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/national/article/96683
Research paper in Japanese:
http://group.dai-ichi-life.co.jp/dlri/ldi/report/rp1404a.pdf


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