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

What Is Kaizen and How Its Wisdom Can Benefit the Disability Community

2021-11-01T16:08:47-04:00November 1st, 2021|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Education, Government|

Kaizen literally translates to Kai (change) and Zen (good). It is a Japanese word that describes constant and never-ending improvement. Many business experts believe that it was this philosophy that pulled Japan up from the ashes and rubble of World War II to become an economic powerhouse within a generation. It means living with a

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

Digital Equity and Compliance Should Be as Easy as Baking A Cake By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed.

2021-03-19T16:23:51-04:00March 19th, 2021|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Technology, Uncategorized, Web Design|

There is good news and bad news when it comes to digital equity and how organizations prep for making their digital assets accessible and usable to people who have disabilities. The good news is that many organizations are beginning to appreciate everything that goes into “baking” digital equity and authentic inclusion into their design and

Biden Is In. Now What?

2021-01-06T16:20:06-05:00January 5th, 2021|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Employment, Government, Technology|

Nothing about us without us! Regardless of the challenges around authentic inclusion, people who have disabilities are part of the solution. By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. As had been true during his campaign run, President-elect Joe Biden seems to be making good on his promise of focusing on diversity and authentic inclusion. As evidenced by

Some Disabilities Are Not Seen or Even Heard… By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed.

2020-10-30T13:20:42-04:00October 30th, 2020|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Education, Technology|

As many of you know, I am a person who just happens to be blind. For some, it is not immediately obvious that I am, in fact, totally blind and not just visually impaired. Whenever I am out and about walking with my guide dog Vaughn, I am usually asked if I am training the

Which Presidential Candidate is Good for the Disability Community? A Tale of Two Presidential Campaign Websites By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed.

2020-08-26T14:06:06-04:00August 26th, 2020|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Government|

I don’t need to remind anyone that we are in the home stretch for one of the most important general elections in my lifetime…and probably yours too. It will be Donald Trump and Joe Biden battling against each other to determine who will be sitting in the Oval Office for the next four years. Additionally,


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