April 10, 2015
Ara Miyuki helped by interpretation
through an expanded finger braille.
When she was a student majoring in French at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, light and sound were taken away by the sickness that a tumor can have a nerve all over the body. After spending about one year at a hospital, she returned to school. Her friends at the university helped her with taking a note and accompanying her to school back and forth, etc, and she graduated last year.
She was unable to accept a sudden disability, and kept crying at a hospital. Before starting writing a book, she asked for a record of a nurse and doctors about her medical situation in reference. She says, "It was necessary to look at the part where I was weak in order to advance forward myself". The information terminal by a braille was used for writing.
Ara is one of the board members of the Tokyo DeafBlind Organization, carrying on lecture activity at present.