Monday, October 7, 2013

Hong Kong Terp Shortage

There only 10 interpreters for 100,000 deaf people in Hong Kong. That's one terp for every 10,000 people. There are 9,200 profoundly deaf individuals among that group--that's one terp for every 920 people, according to the Hong Kong Association of the Deaf. The South China Morning Post reports the shortage caused one wedding to almost be called off. Making things worse, there's no officially designated sign language in Hong Kong, and no official assessment tools.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the HK SAR government should do something about this, it is very sad to read news about the under privilege local populations were not treated right with respect . I really hope the HK government can sit down and do some thinking for them instead of mingling themselves with red wine and caviar with a few of property tycoons.