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[VIDEO NEWS] Deaf taxi drivers in Seoul

Aug 23,2018
1) The first taxis driven by deaf drivers started operating on Aug. 13 in Seoul.

2) Passengers can converse with and direct the drivers through tablets set up in the backseat of the car.

3) When passengers speak or write their destination through the tablet, the destination will pop up on the screen and passengers can indicate which direction the driver needs to go through the tablet. They can also choose how to pay for the trip.

4) There are no restrictions on people with hearing loss applying for taxi licenses, and according to studies, there have been no observable differences between driving abilities of people with and without hearing loss.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video filmed by Woo Sang-jo
Video edited by Kong Seong-ryong
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo