People concerned appeal fund-raising
in front of Wakayama Station.
December 21, 2015
The Prefecture Federation of the Deaf and concerned groups, aiming at construction of a home for the Deaf aged for the first time in the prefecture, did a fund-raising campaign of a building cost in front of JR Wakayama Station in Wakayama-shi, western Japan on December 19.
There are nine homes for the Deaf aged across the country according to the federation. However, as there is no such a facility in the prefecture. The aged residents who are Deaf have to enter a home for the hearing aged. There are some problems such as the visual equipment for the Deaf, accessibility in signed communication, etc., and a home for the Deaf aged has been requested.
A home for the Deaf senior will open in the city in autumn in 2017.