English article: Deaf community hopes 2020 Olympics a ‘game-changer’ for better social inclusion

November 4, 2015 
Japanese students practice using American Sign Language during a course by the Japanese ASL Signers Society in August in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward.



Living in Japan as a foreigner who is deaf has revealed many challenges. Prosser, who works as a travel agent for the deaf, hopes 2020 will be a game-changer in a society where a lack of understanding of the deaf population leads to audism — or the notion that one is superior based on an ability to hear.

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