October 9, 2007 PM

In the afternoon the participants came back to JICA Tokyo and had a lecture on “Current Situation of Persons with Visual Impairments in Japan.” Mr. Toshio Kusunoki is the Director of the Board, Nonprofit Organization, Osaka Association of Independent Living of Persons with Disabilities. He started his lecture by telling us about his personal history and then described us about four types of barriers for persons with visual impairments as follows;

  1. Problems in the legal system
  2. Various kinds of physical barriers
  3. Information barriers
  4. Mental barriers (lack of understanding by other people, psychologicalissues)

The participants understood the issues in daily living and social participation of persons with visual impairments in Japan.


Lecture material : Barrier-Free For Persons With Visual Impairments

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