[Nfbmo] Blind Driver Challenge
goodfolks at charter.net
Mon Jan 31 21:04:27 UTC 2011
Because, Matt, if it was thought or known that the individual driving the
automobile had any usable vision than the thought that the vehicle was
driven by an individual without sight would not be believed, because most
folks think of a blind person as having no vision at all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Sievert" <msievert at sbcglobal.net>
To: "NFB of Missouri Mailing List" <nfbmo at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Nfbmo] Blind Driver Challenge
> "totally valid"? I am "legally blind" with some sight, and I definitely
> can not operate a regular vehicle in a normal "sighted" fashion.
> Why must someone be 100% blind to make this experiment valid?
> On Jan 31, 2011, at 1:16 AM, Cari Kness <carisuekness at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm really happy for Mark and the NFB that this was such a success. I
>> have a question. I will ask it and then explain why I want to know. The
>> question is: Is Mark totally blind? I ask this question because to make
>> the challenge totally and 100% valid, the driver should be depending
>> soley on the sensory technology. Mark once had a lot of usable vision to
>> the point where he could read print. If he has any usable vision, was he
>> by any chance wearing sleep shades? Either way, I'm still very proud of
>> Mark. I know him and Melissa from Wisconsin but I honestly don't remember
>> about his blindness.
>> At 10:26 PM 1/30/2011, you wrote:
>>> Here is a link to the article in the Daytona newspaper about
>>> Saturdayâ?Ts blind Driver challenge. Our own Gary Wunder is quoted
>>> extensively in it.
>>> Hope to get even more information on this historic event Gene
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