Just Like Our Paralympians, PWD Face Many Hurdles Outside of Athletic Competition

2021-08-05T10:01:18-04:00August 4th, 2021|Accessibility, Activities, Albert's Thoughts, Entertainment|

By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. While much of the world is riveted on the start of the 2021 Olympic Games going on in Tokyo, the use of cardboard beds for Olympians, the shorts worn by the Norwegian women’s beach handball team, and the concerns over Covid on the rise, very few people outside of the

School’s Out for Summer. But That Does Not Mean We Stop Learning…

2021-06-29T12:51:54-04:00June 29th, 2021|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Education, Entertainment, Government, Technology, Web Design|

School’s Out for Summer. But That Does Not Mean We Stop Learning… By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. If you are a student, you are happy about the school year coming to an end. If you are a parent or guardian, maybe not so much. For approximately the last 500 days or so, the specter of

My Blind Spot Launches AccessAbility Works Podcast Topics will focus on digital equity and authentic inclusion for people of all abilities

2020-07-23T16:09:03-04:00July 23rd, 2020|AccessAbility Works podcast, Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Community, Employment, Entertainment, Events, featured, Press Release, Technology|

Founder and CEO, Albert J. Rizzi, announced today that My Blind Spot (MBS) is launching a podcast called AccessAbility Works. The podcast will center around digital equity and authentic inclusion of Ability alongside Race, Gender, Orientation and Religion in both our social and corporate cultures. The podcast will focus on how important accessible, usable, and

I’ll have my Pizza with an Extra Topping of Discrimination, Please!

2019-09-05T13:13:48-04:00September 5th, 2019|Activities, Albert's Thoughts|

By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. As you may know, I happen to be blind. The other day, I went to a local pizzeria. Since it didn’t have any menus in braille or any electronic options for me to listen to, I asked the person behind the counter to tell me about the different toppings  for

Uber and Lyft are not Panaceas for Transportation if you have a Disability

2019-07-31T10:57:46-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Activities, Albert's Thoughts, Community, Outdoors|

by Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. For some reason, the state of New York bars individuals who happen to be blind from securing a driver license. Because of this, many of my peers and colleagues from the disability community rely on public transportation, taxis, and the kindness of strangers to get around. This means that we

Digital Accessibility and Inclusion in the Gaming World

2019-02-01T10:29:06-05:00January 29th, 2019|Albert's Thoughts, Entertainment, Technology|

Digital Accessibility in the gaming world has been and is at best clumsy. And perhaps because friends recently rekindled my interest in Dungeons & Dragons the article, “Chat Functionality in Games Released in 2019 Must be Accessible to Players with Disabilities” by Natalie Flores caught my attention; interests may be dormant, but are never forgotten.

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

Laugh for Sight Comedy Benefit 2018

2018-11-08T13:16:16-05:00November 8th, 2018|Activities, Community, Entertainment, Events|

This year’s Laugh For Sight comedy benefit is this upcoming Monday, November 12th, at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City with Robert Klein, Francis Ellis, Adrienne Iapalucci, Brian McCarthy, Richie Redding and some very special VIP surprise guests that you will not want to miss. Please share this info with your friends and come

An Inclusive World, Maps, and Google

2018-10-29T07:55:05-04:00October 25th, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Outdoors, Tanner's Thoughts, Technology|

by Tanner Gers Even my grandma in her 80’s knows how to use Google maps. Google’s awesome technology has taken us to the next level with regards to travel instructions, GPS, and knowing where we all want to go. And when I say us, I really mean most of us… Until now. Recently, Google incorporated

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