$10,000 Road Safety Grant For Paramatta This Tuesday

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3rd September 2010, 04:37pm - Views: 409

$10,000 Road Safety Grant for Paramatta This Tuesday

Friday 3 September 2010

The Deaf Society of NSW in Parramatta will receive a $10,000 NRMA Safer Driving School Grant this Tuesday 7th September 2010 to increase road safety for people who are deaf.

NRMA's Safer Driving School Road Safety Grants help communities tackle local road safety issues.

The Deaf Society of NSW will use their NRMA grant to create a set of three, web-based, road-safety videos in Australian Sign language, Auslan. The aim of the 'Hands On Road Safety Access' videos is to overcome the literacy challenges that many deaf people face and give the deaf community wider access to road safety information.

This year the NRMA has awarded $100,000 in grants to 40 community-based organisations for innovative road safety programs that address issues such as safer cycling and road safety for people with a vision impairment and those who are deaf.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:

WHO:
NRMA Director Coral Taylor will present Deaf Society of NSW CEO Sharon Everson with a $10,000 NRMA Safer Driving School Road Safety Grant. A local person who is deaf will be present and available for photos/interviews.

WHEN: 2:00pm, Tuesday 7 September 2010.

WHERE: The Deaf Society of NSW
Suite 401, Level 4, 69 Phillip St, Parramatta, (entry from Horwood Place)

MEDIA: Contact Kimberly Rigby 0439 133 215 (NRMA)

SOURCE: NRMA Motoring & Services


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