SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will implement a “text-translation service” in which a stenographer will help people with a hearing impairment to communicate to land a job, navigate their career and practice self-development.
The plan calls for sending a “text interpreter” – a stenographer – to help the hearing-impaired communicate smoothly when they are engaged in activities such as job interviews, lectures, and seminars to provide real-time service by changing spoken language to writing.
The city will provide a total of 100 people with 20 hours of free annual service per person this year.
Meanwhile, the number of hearing-impaired individuals living in Seoul amounted to roughly 50,000 last year, with their employment rate low at 27.1 percent.
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