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.