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

Blind Driver Challenge BDC at nfb.org
Mon Dec 27 22:28:47 UTC 2010

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 
<mailto:bdc at nfb.org>bdc at nfb.org, or call Kristian Kuhnke at (410) 
659-9314, ext. 2219.

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 
Hope to see you in Daytona.

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