30 May, 2006

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Today’s morning visit was to Tokyo Information Technology Support Center for Persons with Disabilities. We saw various assisting IT devices.
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A participant from Lao experienced how a person with severe physical disabilities can communicate just by eye movement.


Before the next visit, we had a nice walk around Takadanobaba where many institutions and organizations for social welfare are. Prof. Maruyama accompanied us all day long and explained us about the regional level policies on the persons with disabilities. We had an opportunity to visit the Japan Braille Library briefly.

In the afternoon, we visited Tokyo Colony Nakano. As is explained by Director General Mr. Musho, Tokyo Colony is one of the oldest workshops for persons with disabilities in Japan. They have been challenging to provide employment and jobs which are closer to open labour market employment as much as possible.
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