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.

Government Shutdown Hurts the Disability Community Disproportionately

2019-01-25T16:56:36-05:00January 25th, 2019|Albert's Thoughts, Community, Government|

Upon reading an op-ed, “Government Shutdown is Hurting Thousands of Federal Employees with Disabilities” in The Hill, I’m compelled to call on Congress and the President Trump to stop posturing and fighting for turf like the Sharks and the Jets did in West Side Story. Officer Krupsky, should the disability community be deprived because our

When it comes to employment, we failed to live up to the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act

2019-01-17T15:01:54-05:00January 17th, 2019|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Employment, Uncategorized|

In response to The New York Times op-ed, My Blind Spot's Albert J. Rizzi says Ted Kennedy Jr.'s recommendations for true inclusion need to include digital equity in the 21st century workforce. On December 27th, former Connecticut State Senator and board member of the American Association of People with Disabilities, Ted Kennedy Jr. wrote an

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

MBS Statement on Aira, Intuit, and Two Blind Brothers!

2018-10-22T12:16:46-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Entertainment, Press Release|

My Blind Spot is happy to see our partners coming together for professional gains and advancements of the blind and print disabled communities My Blind Spot works with Aira on creating inclusive digital platforms, has partnered with Intuit for the past 7 years improving the usability of QuickBooks and is forging a budding partnership with