January 23, 2019 at 3:13 am #7940
I am a college instructor bringing a group of 14 students to Japan May 2-15, 2019 to study culture and religion. One of our students is blind. He is interested in how Japan deals or doesn’t deal with disability issues, particularly visual impairment. We have a free day in Tokyo on May 6. I would love to find someone who is visually impaired or who works in that area to meet with him on that day. Is there someone you could connect me with? Thanks very much for your help and for the important work you do.January 23, 2019 at 8:25 am #7941January 24, 2019 at 12:33 am #7950
Unfortunately, he only speaks English. I would be happy to pay someone to translate if there is someone available to do so. I think this would be a very valuable experience for this student. Thanks very much for any assistance you can offer. It would also be valuable for him to establish an email correspondence ahead of our trip so he can ask questions.January 24, 2019 at 2:45 pm #7954
I’ll look around for some options!January 24, 2019 at 2:46 pm #7955January 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm #7956
Mark BookmanParticipant@BookmanJanuary 24, 2019 at 4:39 pm #7958
A friend of a friend works at Google Japan and is likely able to meet your student (he speaks English as well). If you accept my friend request I will send you their email in a private message. Maybe you can meet @bookman ‘s friends as well so your student can get a lot of different perspectives.
BestJanuary 25, 2019 at 2:55 am #7960
I’m working as tour guide in Tokyo. I can help you as well 🙂 Unfortunately I’ve never worked with disabilities from overseas. But I’ve grown up with autism brother and token part in volunteering.
Let me know if you’re still looking for someone;)
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