English article: Local govts bringing deaf, hearing closer

August 05, 2016
http://the-japan-news.com

Excerpts:

Municipalities across Japan are working to spur greater use of sign language by passing ordinances to make it an official language, a boon for the Deaf.

One such place is Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, which passed a local government regulation over a year ago. I walked along the streets with a Deaf person, wondering if perceptions had changed since then.


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