Video Highlights

Below you will find links to the National Federation of the Blind's video collection for the Blind Driver Challenge™™.  Please check back frequently for new additions, as we are in the process of building this page. 

NFB Videos

  • Dan Parker Races at the Bonneville Salt Flats
    December 26, 2013
    The National Federation of the Blind supported Dan Parker in realizing his dream of becoming the first blind man to race the Bonneville Salt Flats. This video chronicles Dan's ride, from the perspectives of both the chase truck and a distant observer. Sporting his black leathers, Dan races the Salt Flats on his red motorcycle (outfitted with a GPS system) that lists all of his supporters' names.
  • Blind Driver Challenge™™ at the Rolex 24 At Daytona: Audio Description Version
    February 6, 2013
  • Blind Driver Challenge™™ at the Rolex 24 At Daytona: Multi-Camera View
    February 21, 2011 (59 MB)
    This multi-camera video shows the track from Mark Riccobono's perspective, as well as shots of him in the driver's seat, as he drove the road course section of the famed Daytona International Speedway for the groundbreaking Blind Driver Challenge™ demonstration on January 29, 2011.
  • Blind Driver Challenge™™ at NIWeek
    September 2, 2010 (21 MB)
    The National Federation of the Blind’s Blind Driver Challenge™ was honored at National Instruments' annual conference, NIWeek, in August.  Mark Riccobono, executive director of the NFB Jernigan Institute, and Dennis Hong, director of the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, both spoke at the conference.
  • Blind Driver Challenge™™ Press Conference Video
    July 2, 2010 (10 MB)
    The NFB and Virginia Tech announced on July 2 that they have partnered to demonstrate the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to drive independently. The vehicle is scheduled to be demonstrated to the public as part of the pre-race activities at the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
  • Straight Talk About Vision Loss, Episode 26
    May 20, 2009 (24 MB)
    Mark Riccobono reports live from Virginia Tech about the exciting Blind Driver Challenge™™.

Press Videos

The Blind Driver Challenge™™ initiative has garnered extensive television coverage. Below you will find some of the recent clips.