[Nfbc-info] Only 10 days left to race!

Mary Willows mwillows at sbcglobal.net
Sun Mar 21 22:50:24 UTC 2010

Hi All:

There are only 10 days left in the March challenge.  Register for the "Race 
for Independence" by March 31 and the California affiliate may win $250.00. 
We only need 20 Immaginaters to enter the drawing.  If every chapter 
president and vice-president registered we would surpass this goal.

What is the "Race for Independence"?
In 2010, the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute is 
collaborating with students at the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory at 
Virginia Tech University’s Mechanical Engineering Department to develop a 
road-ready vehicle that can be operated by a blind driver without sighted 

This vehicle is not merely equipped with an audio guidance system designed 
to tell the driver where to go, but it is also being fitted with technology 
that describes the environment through tactile imaging.  This way, the 
driver can make informed decisions about how to navigate the vehicle as 
opposed to simply following spoken instructions.

Help to make this race for independence come true.

Go to the website at:


and register today.

Mary Willows, President
National Federation of the Blind of California
mwillows at sbcglobal.net 

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