NFB Nevada conference to feature blind driver simulation

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times, "I may be blind, but I can do anything.  Except drive…legally."  Well, now you can…sort of.  The National Federation of the Blind has put the first blind driver behind the wheel, and raced him around the Daytona track.

 

Press release, blind driver.

 

Want to get a taste of this experience?  The NFB Nevada is holding their annual state conference this year in Las Vegas, at the Golden Nugget hotel downtown.  The conference will be held November 4-6, 2011, and will feature a driving simulator that anyone can try.  Have a friend or loved one in Nevada who might enjoy the ride?  They can come to the exhibit hall, visit the booths and play on the simulator.  To join NFB, the cost is only $10, but if you just want to check out the exhibits, get an education about tools and resources for people who are blind or visually impaired, buy some cool stuff and have fun, you can register for the day for  just $20.  Want to take in the entire weekend?  The event begins with a Friday night social hour with food, drink and networking.  Cost for the weekend’s events is just $60.  The NFB considers itself to be the "voice of the nation’s blind," and they offer everything from education and fellowship to activism and advocacy.

 

Here’s the link to the conference info:

 

NFB Nevada conference agenda

My favorite booth?  Why, Elegant Insights, of course!  Come see the beautiful Elegant Insights Braille Creations jewelry and accessories, and start your holiday shopping.  For a preview, visit our web site or find us on Facebook.  Or, you can follow us on Twitter @ElegantInsights for updates. 

 

LL

 

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