Blind, visually impaired folks get chance to help navigate antique cars in Morristown

(09/26/04) MORRISTOWN - The blind or visually impaired were given a chance help navigate cars in Morris County on Sunday. The road rally of antique cars took place in Morristown beginning at Market and Maple streets.

A 25-mile course was mapped out for each team, and the maps were written in Braille. The participants had to navigate their way through the course. The visually impaired person was in the passenger seat reading the map while the other teammate, who was able to operate an automobile, drove.

The Seeing Eye of Morristown and the New Jersey Triumph Association sponsored the event. Organizers say the road rally was a chance to educate the public that Braille is actually reading, and not just a substitute for reading.

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