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Letter of Commendation to the Department of Transportation

2019-08-21T11:55:34-04:00August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

My Blind Spot, in partnership with American Airlines, is leading a coalition of like-minded organizations endorsing the Department of Transportation's guidance on Emotional Support Animals aboard airplanes. Read the full letter below: Full Letter to the Department of Transportation August 9, 2019 The Honorable Elaine L. Chao Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey

The Gift of Health this Holiday Season

2019-01-17T14:58:43-05:00December 20th, 2018|Community, Our Team|

January 2nd Update GoFundMe has generously donated $1,000 to help Rhea as part of its "Gives Back" program! On behalf of her and the entire My Blind Spot team, I offer GoFundMe sincere thanks and gratitude for its generous contribution. Right now, Rhea is in the hospital and receiving the treatment she desperately needs but

My Blind Spot Secures Approval as a “Preferred Source Vendor” in New York State

2018-12-22T15:38:50-05:00December 19th, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Government, Press Release, Technology|

Founder and CEO, Albert J. Rizzi, announced today (Dec. 19, 2018) that My Blind Spot (MBS) has been approved as a “preferred source vendor” through the New York Preferred Source Program for the Blind (NYSPSP) by the New York State Procurement Council. Through its affiliation with the NYSPSP, the MBS AccessAbility team will provide digital

School for the Blind guides visually impaired using “smart paint”

2018-12-17T14:03:41-05:00December 17th, 2018|Accessibility, Outdoors, Tanner's Thoughts, Technology|

Tanner's Thoughts In October 2011, I found myself alone, hungry, and in Guadalajara Mexico. It was my first time here. In fact, this was my first international trip ever. Standing in front of the door, my stomach grumbles again. I haven’t eaten all day. A few months earlier, also for the first time ever, I

Separate But Equal? Continued Failure of Equitable Access in the 21st Century

2018-12-07T11:47:23-05:00December 7th, 2018|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Technology|

By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Regardless of circumstance, everyone should be able to use an organization’s main entrance. When the Civil Rights Act closed the door on the concept of “servants’” entrances and separate accommodations for African Americans and other minorities, it opened doors to people of all abilities and walks of life to rise

The 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3, 2018

2018-11-16T11:16:38-05:00November 16th, 2018|Accessibility, Events|

In conjunction with the United Nations, the Kessler Family and the Kessler Foundation, My Blind Spot is proud to announce our full support of and participation in this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities! Global dignitaries, governments, organizations and leaders of the disability movement will come together to discuss and investigate solutions that are