[vendtalk] FW: [Nfbnet-members-list] Last Call for the NFB Blind Driver Challenge

Kevan Worley kevanworley at blindmerchants.org
Wed Dec 29 18:51:02 UTC 2010



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Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Last Call for the NFB Blind Driver Challenge
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Last Call for the NFB Blind Driver Challenge
The official start time for our NFB Blind Driver Challenge demonstration has
been set for 11:30 AM on January 29, 2011, at the Daytona International
Speedway preceding the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  This historic demonstration of
a blind person independently driving an automobile will be a tremendous
exhibition of the capacity of a blind person using innovative nonvisual
access technology to perform a task most people thought impossible for a
blind person.  The foundation of many misperceptions about blind people and
blindness will be shaken. If you plan to be a part of this exciting event,
there are three things you need to do right away.
1) Let us know you will be attending. 
There is a lot of planning taking place to ensure that our members have an
opportunity to participate in this effort.  For example, we will be
transporting our members from the event hotel to the track in the morning,
and back to the hotel in the afternoon.  In order to ensure we make the
appropriate accommodations, we need to know how many of our members will be
in attendance.  So, if you plan to be in the NFB grandstands to watch the
first demonstration of a blind person independently driving a car, please
e-mail us at bdc at nfb.org, or call Kristian Kuhnke at (410) 659-9314, ext.
2) Make your room reservations. 
Discounted lodging has been negotiated at three adjacent hotel properties,
and rooms are going fast.  A minimum stay of two nights for January 28-30,
2011, is required to take advantage of the discounted rate.  The Plaza Ocean
Club Hotel is the main hotel and rooms are available at a cost of $103, or
$149 for ocean-front rooms.  Reservations must be made by December 29, 2010.
To make a reservation, please call (386) 239-9800 and ask for the National
Federation of the Blind pricing.  
3) Purchase your race ticket.
Everyone must purchase a race ticket in order to gain access to the track to
witness the Blind Driver Challenge demonstration.  The $30 Race Rewards
package will afford you access to the grandstands, the Sprint FanZone, along
with other benefits.  Additional options are available for avid race fans.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-PITSHOP (1-800-748-7467) by
January 23, 2011.  
You can obtain more information about the NFB Blind Driver Challenge, as
well as additional information about other ticket and lodging options, by
visiting www.blinddriverchallenge.org <http://www.blinddriverchallenge.org/>
.  Hope to see you in Daytona. 


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