Anthony Stephens, director of advocacy for the American Council of the Blind, addressed a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hearing on self-driving cars last week, Alissa Walker reports in Gizmodo.
Stephens pointed out that the vehicles could enhance both safety and autonomy for elderly and disabled people. For blind and visually disabled people, the technology could make it possible to be more mobile -- but could also cut down on pedestrian accidents.
"I've been hit three times in my life," Stephens said, "and all three times there were humans behind the wheel."
Watch Stephens' testimony: