23rd Annual Second Sight Bike-A-Thon

2016-07-27T21:31:01-04:00August 21st, 2012|Archives, Foundation|

Albert will be participating in the 23rd Annual Second Sight Bike-A-Thon, a fundraiser to help veterans and the blind get the support and independence that service dogs bring to our lives. You can help support him by making a secure online donation using your credit card. Click Here

Beautiful and Blind

2016-04-01T13:30:36-04:00August 6th, 2012|Archives|

On July 9, 2012 Alon Harish of ABC News did a piece on Connor Boss, the first legally blind contestant for the Miss Florida USA pageant. Read the full story online here. Unfortunately, Connor fell short of the title but did place in the top 5, read more at CNN.com.

ACB 2012 Convention Calendar Available Online

2016-04-01T13:31:51-04:00July 9th, 2012|Archives|

The 51st annual convention of the American Council of the Blind events calendar is now available online. This ics calendar link will take you to the ACB 2012 calendar and allow you to either view it in Microsoft outlook or using any apple device such as an iPad or iPhone: Click here to import the calendar  

TV Takes a Step Forward

2016-07-11T23:36:48-04:00July 7th, 2012|Archives|

July 1st, 2012 started what can be considered a new era in described programming as record amounts of TV programming became accessible. It is all thanks to the landmark provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), which required the nation’s leading networks to provide a combined total of at least 450 hours

FM World Charities Embarks on Documentary

2016-04-01T13:32:28-04:00May 10th, 2012|Archives|

Today, FM World Charities is embarking on a documentary about the healing power of music. This is a worldwide concert series to help raise funds towards creating the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in South Africa. This is a charity close to the heart of My Blind Spot Board Member Anthony A. LoPresti. My Blind Spot

Albert J Rizzi Appointed to Suffolk County Disabilities Advisory Board

2016-04-01T13:32:45-04:00May 8th, 2012|Archives|

Intro. Res. No. 1363-2012 Laid on Table 4/24/2012 Introduced by Legislator Schneiderman Albert would like to thank Legislator Schneiderman for his resolution to appoint him to the Suffolk County Disabilities Advisory Board. The appointment happened the first week of May 2012. He looks forward to assisting the county in creating greater accessibility over the next

Blind Golden Retriever Befriends Dog Who Becomes His Guide

2016-04-01T13:32:56-04:00May 2nd, 2012|Archives|

By Erik Ortiz / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Date: Monday, April 30, 2012, 9:43 PM It was a rough life for Tanner, a blind Golden Retriever suffering from epilepsy - until he found a four-legged friend to be his eyes. Blair, a 1-year-old Black Labrador with a troubled past, grabs hold of Tanner's leash and

Will There Be a Tactile iPad?

2016-07-11T23:39:39-04:00April 9th, 2012|Accessibility, Archives|

From iDownloadBlog and The Next Web, rumors are about about what could be an incredible addition to the iPad. It's possible that in less than a year Seneg will release a tool where users will be able to feel pictures and graphics on a flat screen iPad. This could lead to major improvements for blind