Miyagi-ken establishes base to support Deaf community

Opening the Prefecture Information Center for the Deaf

February 1, 2015 

Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken: 

The support base of Deaf/deaf people in the prefecture called "The Prefecture Information Center for the Deaf" (shortly "MimiSapoMiyagi") was established in the prefecture government office building in Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken, part of northeastern Japan. 

About 40 persons concerned attended a dedication event on January 30, where Governor Murai Yoshihiro (村井嘉浩知事) made an opening speech in sign language partly. 

The center specialized in deafness as the only dissemination of information facility in the prefecture will support the persons with disability. It has a counseling room and exchange space. A staff is total of 10 interpreters, note takers and others, who will support the needs of a Deaf/deaf person and the family, etc for free of charge. 

The center will offer training for interpreters and note-takers, a lecture program on the basic knowledge and communication related to deafness. Also it will support the Deaf community with the prefecture administration at the time of disaster. 

 Opening time: 9:30 - 17:30 (closed on Sunday) 

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