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

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

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

BRIDGESTONE BECOMES WORLDWIDE PARALYMPIC PARTNER

2018-10-22T08:50:55-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Activities, Community, Entertainment, Outdoors, Press Release|

WORLD’S LARGEST TIRE AND RUBBER COMPANY HAS GLOBAL RIGHTS TO THE PARALYMPIC MOVEMENT THROUGH TO 2024 TOKYO (October 18, 2018) – The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that the world’s largest tire and rubber manufacturer has become the organization’s seventh Worldwide Paralympic Partner. Already a Worldwide Olympic Partner through to

‘Return to Dirt’ Brings Accessibility to Wilderness Adventure

2018-10-17T10:44:40-04:00October 17th, 2018|Accessibility, Activities, Entertainment, Outdoors|

by Hayden Gamble The world isn’t wheelchair accessible. You can either try to make it that way, or you can leave the wheelchair behind, says Tim Burr, founder of Glenwood Springs-based nonprofit, Return to Dirt. “I think everybody would choose to leave their wheelchair behind because it’s the epitome of your inaccessibility. When you’re out