9th February 2023
Signs of the time! Hearing-impaired set to drive on Shanghai roads
By Hu Min
Hearing-impaired people will be able to drive on the roads of Shanghai soon as the first batch of six passed a physical examination on Wednesday. They are now ready to receive driving training in suburban Jiading District.
The six disabled had their vision, hearing, and color identification ability assessed with the help of sign language volunteers at the Jiading District Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital and passed these tests.
"The other tests are the same as for normal people, but their hearing test relies on deaf-aid," Jin Weiguo, deputy director of the hospital, said.