People With Disabilities Get by With a Little Help From Our Friends, Even if We Don’t Know Them

2022-07-26T11:18:03-04:00July 26th, 2022|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Community|

By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. As Blanche DuBois famously said in “A Streetcar Named Desire”, "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” There is something to be said for dogged determination but rarely in life do people achieve anything on their own, be it success, happiness, a career, etc. I am eternally grateful

My Blind Spot Launches AccessAbility Works Podcast Topics will focus on digital equity and authentic inclusion for people of all abilities

2020-07-23T16:09:03-04:00July 23rd, 2020|AccessAbility Works podcast, Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Community, Employment, Entertainment, Events, featured, Press Release, Technology|

Founder and CEO, Albert J. Rizzi, announced today that My Blind Spot (MBS) is launching a podcast called AccessAbility Works. The podcast will center around digital equity and authentic inclusion of Ability alongside Race, Gender, Orientation and Religion in both our social and corporate cultures. The podcast will focus on how important accessible, usable, and

The ADA: To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate? That Is the Question.

2020-07-22T15:45:25-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Community, Employment, Events, featured, Government|

As America celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are we better off as a community because of it? By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Happy Anniversary to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was enacted 30 years ago July 26, 1990! I don’t know about you, but for me, I

Sending Students with Disabilities Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic Puts Them at Risk

2020-03-18T10:54:46-04:00March 18th, 2020|Community, Education|

Many online classrooms and supportive services are not accessible or usable to students with a disability By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed.   In their “Situation Summary”, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers thoughts about mitigating the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus. We should acknowledge that it presents more challenges

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

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

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