Category: Media

Barrier Free Disability Media

Yokohama group aims to make media available to the developmentally disabled

“Projects to rewrite newspaper articles, government documents and even manga normally too difficult for persons with mental disabilities to understand. “Slow Communication” based in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, which publishes easy-to-understand Japanese news articles on its website. All the sentences are short and the Chinese characters come with smaller kana, or syllabic characters, to assist with pronunciation.”

Crime Disability Discrimination Japan Media

Newspaper deletes articles and apologizes for suggesting ‘Shinkansen stabber’ is autistic

“The Mainichi Shimbun reported the from uncle of the suspect in about the case of killing of 3 people on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train line, and the headline “is the suspect autistic?” was used In this expression, giving the impression that the autism is the cause of the crime successively, the Mainichi Newspaper corrected the headline and apologized on 11th.”