Should Characters With Disabilities Only Be Played by Actors With Disabilities?

2022-03-22T13:20:25-04:00March 22nd, 2022|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Entertainment, featured|

By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. When I was younger, I loved acting and performing in high school. Some of the roles I played were president of Almalou Records in “Bye Bye Birdie”, a degenerate gambler looking to play in the oldest established, permanent floating crap game in New York, in “Guys and Dolls”, and a

Eye-Opening: A Story of Friendship, Fishing & Adventure

2022-02-10T13:06:08-05:00February 9th, 2022|Accessibility, Activities, Outdoors|

Guest Blog Post by Eric Carter Spurio This life offers each an opportunity to paint their own portrait. Despite the definitions of culture --achievement and success are relative. So often, even the healthiest of folk are met with stress and strife toward an illusory purpose, thus creating a life of suffering, with moments of fleeting

Tidings of ‘Dis’-Comfort and Joy: A Meditation on the Holiday Spirit in 2021

2021-12-08T10:24:11-05:00December 7th, 2021|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Education, Entertainment, Government|

By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. As we enter another holiday season, the optimist in me wants to be filled with the magic, hope, and inspiration that usually comes this time of year. However, I must admit to being torn. The specter of COVID hanging like a cloud over us and the divisiveness around how to

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.

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