Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Take the Blind Driver Challenge at festival, by 'Daily Times'
Software developed at Virginia Tech to enable blind people to drive will be on display in a simulated driving module.
The Blind Driver Challenge evolved as a result of blind people who felt they had established independence in various arenas of their lives but did not have the luxury nor the privilege to drive, especially after having conquered so many obstacles that were deemed impossible for the blind.
The National Federation of the Blind, which seeks to improve the lives of blind people by advocacy and the pursuit of advancing technology, partnered with Virginia Tech to develop software and interfacing that would enable a blind person to operate a motor vehicle.