Technology Work to Restore Sight (Part 2)

2020-04-15T10:42:51-04:00April 15th, 2020|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Employment, Government, Technology|

Advancements in Technology Work to Restore Sight (Part 2) By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. With the disability community being the largest minority group in the world, with over $8 trillion in discretionary income, why wouldn’t we work to include them as a valued and celebrated market base or candidate for employment? There are three reasons:

Technology Helping the Blind to See

2020-04-01T10:37:40-04:00April 1st, 2020|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Employment, Government, Technology|

Advancements in Technology Work to Restore Sight (Part 1) By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Every few months, I come across something on social media about the latest breakthrough that might give people who are blind the ability to see. Every now and then, I am even asked to participate. Ten years ago, I was selected

I Always Lose my Appetite When a Restaurant 86’s my Ability to use their Website or App

2020-02-10T10:43:19-05:00February 10th, 2020|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Technology|

Instead of putting off the inevitable, the restaurant industry should place an order for universally accessible and usable digital offerings for people of ALL abilities  By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. At My Blind Spot, we work with companies and other organizations of all types and sizes to help them fix their digital accessibility challenges. Today,

No More Free Rides for Pets on Planes!

2020-12-04T14:27:21-05:00January 25th, 2020|Albert's Thoughts|

Making sense of the Department of Transportation’s proposed changes to the definition of service animals By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed.   UPDATE: After holding Public Hearings on travel with service animals, the DOT announced it has amended the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) to define a “service animal as  “a dog that is individually trained

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: The benefits of barrier free access to employment for professionals with a disability

2019-10-21T15:51:15-04:00October 15th, 2019|Albert's Thoughts, Employment|

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NEAM) and the theme this year is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” Recent data reports that the national employment rate in the United States currently hovers between 96-97 percent. That’s almost full employment. Yet the employment rate for people with disabilities hovers around 32 percent. That is absolutely

Downton Abbey Helps Us Understand the Need for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

2019-10-28T07:03:56-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts|

"Highclere Castle" by Richard Munckton Licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Like many anglophiles, I’ve been waiting for the release of the Downton Abbey film. I started watching the old television episodes to bring myself up-to speed and had a revelation that the show can help the rest of the world

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