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Autonomous cars emerge as a possibility for visually impaired drivers
A close up shot of the dashboard of a car including the speedometer and fuel gauge. “Autonomous vehicles will be transformative for people who are blind,” says Dave Power, Perkins’s president and CEO. “There is tremendous enthusiasm about it, both here and nationally, among the blind.”

Advocates for people with disabilities want manufacturers to make vehicles that are disability friendly instead of creating vehicles specifically for the visually impaired to keep them affordable for everyone.

This article talks about a recent test drive held at The Perkins School for the Blind which included time to discuss how to make autonomous vehicles friendly for the blind.

What are your thoughts on having vehicles that the blind and visually impaired can “drive” independently? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

The Blind Community Has High Hopes for Self-Driving Cars

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