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Free bike helmets for kids with hearing loss in New Port Richey listen

06/27/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: bike, Cycling, hearing loss, Deaf, Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida, helmets, bike safety, children, New Port Richey

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Kids with hearing loss can get a free bicycle helmet in New Port Richey on Saturday. The Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida will hand out 75 helmets between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Debra Golinski is the director of development for the foundation.

“Because they’re hard of hearing, it’s hard for them to be familiar with their surroundings and really know what’s going on as far as noise or hearing a car coming or someone maybe yelling at them or they don’t hear it. So, we thought ...

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Hillsborough County celebrates anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act listen

07/26/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Twenty-two years ago people with disabilities got a wide range of federal protections for the first time. At the County Center in downtown Tampa yesterday state and local representatives, county workers and volunteers celebrated the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, was signed by then-President George H. W. Bush and established protection for a wide range of disabled individuals. Although the law has beco...

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