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Sign language tours for hearing-impaired offered at Greece’s archaeological sites

Hands-up, a Greek company specialising in the interpretation of sign language, has launched a new service that offers deaf and hearing-impaired people the chance to take guided tours of archaeological sites.

Giorgos Stathakis, managing director of Hands-up, announced in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that the first free thematic tour of the ancient Athens Agora was successfully organised for hearing-impaired people.

More than 50 hearing-impaired citizens participated in the first-ever guided tours conducted in sign language, in two organised groups.

Stathakis reported keen interest by foreigners in this new service, adding that Greece is now providing higher quality services, the news agency reported.

Hands Up Agency is a Startup company and it is the first sign language interpreting agency in Greece. It offers accessible services to deaf and hard of hearing people such as interpreting in sign language, lip-reading, news, information and entertainment through the new website: hands-up.org.

Note: The correct name of Hand-Up managing director is Giorgos Stathis and not Stathakis…

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