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Workshop on information and communication access in Japan and the UK

1 November, 2012

Date: Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Time: 13:30 – 17:00

Venue: iSLanDS Lab, Harrington Building, Room HA117, UCLan, Preston

Presenters: Mr Fujisaburo Ishino, Mr Austin Reeves and Mr James Mclean

Discussion facilitator: Keiko Sagara, iSLanDs staff

The iSLanDS Institute is pleased to announce a mini-workshop to be held on Tuesday 13 November as part of the iSLanDS Lecture Series.

From 13:30 – 14:15, the President of the Japanese Federation of the Deaf, Mr Fujisaburo Ishino, will give a presentation about deaf people’s access to communication in Japan, and how barriers are starting to be removed. Then participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

From 14:15 – 15:00, Mr Austin Reeves, the former chair of the British Deaf Association and key campaigner for the Deaf Broadcasting Corporation, will give a talk on how deaf people’s access to television has improved over the past few decades, with developments such as on-screen interpreters and captions. A question and answer session will follow, and then a 20-minute break for tea and coffee.

From 15:20 – 16:05, Mr James Mclean, the British Deaf Association’s Empowerment and Campaign Officer for North West England, will deliver a presentation on the British Sign Language Charter, and answer audience questions.

Finally, from 16:05 – 17:00, Keiko Sagara will lead a round table discussion on the issues raised in the three presentations.

Due to venue capacity, and to keep the discussion manageable, participant numbers are limited to 25. If you would like to attend, please email iSLanDS Administrator Claire Perdomo at by 12noon on the 12th November to book your place. All presentations are signed, and English voiceover will be provided by interpreters.

Mr Fujisaburo Ishino    Mr Austin Reeves      Mr James Mclean


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