Vocational support facility for the Deaf opens

April 2, 2016  
The Deaf users and the persons 
concerned gathered in an opening.

The working continuation support B-type business establishment called "The Hands Village" opened in Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture, part of western Japan, on April 1. It offers a chance of starting working and practice to the Deaf.

The Prefecture Association of the Deaf established the facility and manages it - the first case to start working support facility by a Deaf group in the Prefecture.

"The Hands Village" has contracted with two private enterprises, by which the Deaf make a box and stick a sticker on an envelope.

The Deaf people aged 20-70 are using the program at present.

The Association has also established the first day service facility for the Deaf in December, 2015 in the prefecture.

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