[Nfbc-info] Comments sought for articles from Blind Driver Challenge attendees and others

Donna Hill 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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