City employees begin putting on sign language badge

June 18, 2015

Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama Prefecture:
Sign language badges

The Sign Language Club for the City Employees" was formed in May, 2000 in the Tokorozawa-shi next to Tokyo. They meet  to study sign language once a week.

The club made the "sign language badge" which shows that the wearer is ready to answer Deaf visitor's question by sign language. The total of 36 club members have begun to put the badge on at the office.

The sign language badge has a design of the mascot character of the city on it, and there are two kinds, pink and green. Pink shows "I can use sign language for communication," and green shows "I sign for a simple phrase such like a greeting."

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