Hands-up to offer sign language tours for hearing-impaired at 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 on Thursday 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.