Workers at the Guangzhou Museum in the downtown Yuexiu District have started a three-day sign language training program to better serve hearing- and speech-impaired visitors, the Information Times reported on Wednesday.
The training is intended to equip the museum staff with adequate sign language skills to communicate with disabled visitors at the 2008 Paralympics in September.
The instructors from the Disabled Person's Federation of Guangzhou have created a set of teaching materials geared toward museum services.
The workers will take an exam after the training. Those who pass will wear special badges so disabled visitors can distinguish them from ordinary workers.