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City court introduces sign-language service


5th December 2020

City court introduces sign-language service

By Tian Shengjie

A sign-language translation service was provided at Huangpu District People's Court on Thursday, the 29th International Day of Disabled Persons.

It is the first service of its kind in a local court, it said.

A hearing-impaired woman, surnamed Xiong, was at the court’s litigation service center to consult a judge about an inheritance dispute.

“You need to file a bill of complaint and evidence to the court according to this template,” Cai Miaomiao, the judge, told Xiong with the help of Li Lin, a volunteer providing the sign language service.

Li, who has been a sign-language interpreter for nearly 10 years, was well prepared.

“We should learn how to translate the common legal terms in sign language and simple legal knowledge for the disabled,” she said.

“Before the service was launched, I have to communicate them via pen and paper. It is hard to explain professional information in several sentences,” Cai said. "But now, the barrier between the judge and hearing-impaired people has been broken.”

Source: SHINE Editor: Cai Wenjun



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