August 20, 2015
Ise-shi Office in Mie Prefecture, part of western Japan, which has advanced barrier free sightseeing is working on training of a sign language tour guide volunteer since 2012.
The National Interpreting Issues Study Workshop will take place at Suzuka-shi in the prefecture on August 22.
Prior to the event, members of a sign language club in the city performed a simulated guide for Deaf persons in the area of Ise Shrine, one of the oldest shrines in Japan.
Thirteen tour guides who already completed a training course guided six members of the organizing committee of the national workshop around Ise Shrine. The tour guides confirmed a guide method advised by the committee.