University sign language club produces "space sign language"

June 9, 2016

A sign language club of Toyo University (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) developed "space sign language" in conjunction with JAXA (State Corporation Japan Aerospace Exploration and Research and Development Agency, JAXA). (photo) 

They have developed six signs related to space so far, and a video explanation by students was on the JAXA website.

The development started from the thought of the person in charge of JAXA, one of the deaf staff; If there were sign language for space terminology, it would be possible to increase time for exhibition and discussions during a tour of facilities. 

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