Deaf group puts online relay service into effect for the first time

August 19, 2016
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp

Gunma Prefecture Federation of the Deaf in Maebashi-shi near Tokyo has begun the relay service business with the use of the Internet for the first time as a prefecture-level group since April. (photo)

A Deaf person communicate in sign language with an interpreter staffed in the Federation office using the video function of the internet. The prefecture office is helping this business based on the Prefecture Sign Language regulation which became effective last year.

Federation officials say, "this new service is quick and efficient compared with a fax and an e-mail." They appeal Deaf persons to use the new service.


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