Ashoka Fellow
Japan
Fellow Since 2012
    This description of Junto Ohki's work was prepared when Junto Ohki was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
    Introduction
    Junto Ohki uses information technology to promote full citizenship of the deaf community in Japan by developing an online database of signs, thus increasing access to basic services and removing barriers between global sign languages. Junto is the co-founder and president of ShuR Group, the company behind a technology that combines aspects of social media and social enterprise to create the first sign language dictionary in the world, called SLinto, a Wikipedia for signs.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
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    The Person

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