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May 30, 2002

Blind JET Teacher Eye-Opener For Society

Today's Japan Times has an article on blind English teacher David Hathaway, who is in his third year on the JET program. Hathaway (26), from Chesterfield in the UK, teaches conversation and pronunciation at a high school in Nagano, and prints his own teaching material in braille. He has adapted well to his life in Japan, but finds that while there are many things that make life easier, such as the raised protrusions on the pavement, the "barriers" are in people's minds. The Japanese are not used to having a visually impaired person in a regular school, for one thing. After completing his three-year term in July, he plans to go to graduate school in Tokyo.

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