by Mr. Shoji NAKANISHI,
Chairperson, Human Care Association
Many of the readers may already know of Mr. Shoji Nakanishi, who has been taking an active role in disability movement not only in Japan but also in Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Nakanishi talked about the history of disability movement and his involvement, and why and how he established the first independent living center in Japan etc.
Lecture material : Philosophy of Independent Living Movement and Independent Living Center
After Mr. Nakanishi’s lecture, two staff of Human Care Association explained about the services provided for persons with visual impairment and persons with hearing impairment. Those two staff themselves have hearing impairment and visual impairment respectively and the participants were amazed to see how they communicate each other and work with each other while supporting mutually.