Deafblind man uses hand movement for communication with guide dog

April 30, 2016

Kadogawa Shinichiro (photo), 51, an Osaka resident, was the first Deafblind person with a guide dog across Japan in March.

Usually an oral directive is given to a guide dog, but Kadogawa, who has a problem in spoken communication, has applied himself to practice together with a dog so that he could give   directions by a hand movement since May, 2015.

When moving, he usually uses a white cane, but to study rehabilitation for persons with disabilities in US during his 20's, He saw, impressed with that American Deafblind friend lived with a guide dog.

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