Mark Riccobono, who has been blind since the age of five, was scheduled to drive a specially-equipped car before today's NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway:
Riccobono's Ford Escape Hybrid is outfitted with laser range-finding sensors which passed information to his hands and seat. He made the trip around the mile-and-a-half road course with the support of hundreds of vision-impaired fans sitting in the bleachers.
"You can't imagine how, what a step forward this is for the blind and innovation and really gaining independence and new vision from the rest of the sighted community," said Sabrina Deaton with the National Federation of the Blind in Daytona Beach.
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Previously: Students Build Car the Blind Can Drive