December 26, 2014
Tottori-ken sign language policy promotion meeting was held at the prefecture office on December 25.
The numerical target in detail has been decided, such as increasing the number of interpreters to 65 from currently 41 until March, 2024 in the "prefecture sign language policy promotion plan" which is being considered aiming at decision before March, 2015.
The number of interpreter dispatches to lectures and events aims at 1,400 cases a year which would be three times increase compared to the achievement in 2012 (461 cases a year).
The number of participants in the sign language classes also is set to 2,500 a year almost as the same fiscal year 2013.
On the other hand, a target of "the percentage the prefecture's officials (administrative staff) who communicate in sign language was 10% at first stated in the plan. When pointed out that the effort to increase the staff percentage was more necessary, it was changed to 15%.