Kentucky Blind Driver Challenge Representatives Return
The Blind Driver Challenge was a exciting event. I wish all of you could have been there. This was a history-making event for the National Federation of the Blind. The technology developed made it possible for Mark Riccabono, a totally blind gentleman to drive a car without sighted assistance. He was given real-time information which gave him the opportunity to decide how to maneuver the car around the Daytona International Speedway. We have proven that the gap between accessible technology and general technology isn't so wide after all. The NFB hasn't abandoned our efforts to improved education, and rehabilitation, Braille reading skills, employment opportunities and the like. It merely means that we have embarked upon another frontier. Pamela and John Glisson, Angela Dehart and Cathy Jackson proudly represented NFB of Kentucky. You can visit www.nfb.org or www.blinddriverchallenge.org to learn much more about the car and the event.
NFB knows how to work hard, but we also know how to celebrate our accomplishments. On Saturday evening we gathered to revel in the overwhelming success of the event. We enjoyed the pizza, but more importantly we shared in the excitement with our friends and fellow Federationists.