Enhancing understanding of importance of caption and sign language


The event, called "The Silent Day," which undergoes vicarious experience of the situation that one cannot hear and make aware of importance of a note-taking service was held in the city welfare center at Imabari-shi, Ehime Prefecture in western Japan on July 23. About 120 people participated.

The NonProfitOrganization "Fine Support PAPIE" in the city that supports the person who has a hearing disability with note-taking has held the event every year since 2008.
 
The participants saw the puppet show titled "The Three Pretty Kittens" with the use of an ear plug on each ear. (photo) They understood the story and learned the importance of the visual information to depend on the subtitles reflected in a screen aside of the stage and the sign language.


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