The story appears on

Page A5

December 4, 2020

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro

Huangpu court launches sign-language service

A SIGN-LANGUAGE translation service was provided at Huangpu District People’s Court yesterday, 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 have to learn how to translate common legal terms in sign language and simple legal knowledge for the disabled,” she said.

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

People with hearing disorders can book the offline service at the local litigation website or apply to the Huangpu disabled persons’ federation, the court said.

They can also have an online service when they communicate with the judge face to face, it added.

Over 100 policemen from the city’s courts took part in the sign-language training online yesterday. They learned how to express the number, daily words and common legal terms in sign language during the third training for all staff of the local courts, organized by the city’s high court and disabled persons’ federation.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend