[Nfbc-info] Comments sought for articles from Blind Driver Challenge attendees and others
penatwork at epix.net
Thu Feb 3 23:34:35 UTC 2011
Donna W. Hill, Head of Media Relations for the
NFB's Performing Arts Division, Media Specialist
for the NFB of PA and a writer for the online
magazine Suite 101 is doing a series of articles
on the Blind Driver Challenge. She's looking for
both people who attended and others who were
strongly affected by the event to share their
thoughts and reactions. Links to her first five
articles are below. If you care to participate in
this effort to document this historic event, write to Donna at:
<mailto:dwhill at epix.net>dwhill at epix.net
Include, name, age, location, profession or
student status, your thoughts or phone number, if
you'd rather talk than write about your reactions.
JPeg photos are welcomed but not required.
1. Daytona Hosts Blind Driver Challenge Demonstration at Rolex 24
Jan. 26, 2011
On Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, a blind person will
drive solo around Daytona before the Rolex 24, in
a Ford Escape designed by Virginia Tech and the NFB.
2. Congressman Mica Hands Keys to Blind Driver at Daytona
Jan. 28, 2011
Rep. Mica (FL) hands Ford Escape's keys to a
blind driver at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The
Blind Driver Challenge is a research project of VT and the NFB.
3. Mark Riccobono: the Blind Man at the Wheel at Daytona
January 29, 2011
Jernigan Institute's blind executive director
drove a Ford Escape solo at Daytona. Nonvisual
interface technology made the Jan. 29, 2011 event a success.
4. Blind People Gather as Blind Man Prepares to Drive at Daytona
January 31, 2011
Blind Florida writer shares his thoughts from
Daytona as blind fans gather before the Blind
Driver Challenge demo at Daytona Speedway on Jan. 29, 2011.
5. Florida Writer Sees History at Daytona as Blind Man Drives Solo
February 1, 2011
Bill Outman shares his thoughts from Daytona as a
blind man drives a road-worthy American car in public at Daytona Speedway.
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