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

The Gift of Health this Holiday Season

2019-01-17T14:58:43-05:00December 20th, 2018|Community, Our Team|

January 2nd Update GoFundMe has generously donated $1,000 to help Rhea as part of its "Gives Back" program! On behalf of her and the entire My Blind Spot team, I offer GoFundMe sincere thanks and gratitude for its generous contribution. Right now, Rhea is in the hospital and receiving the treatment she desperately needs but

My Blind Spot Secures Approval as a “Preferred Source Vendor” in New York State

2018-12-22T15:38:50-05:00December 19th, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Government, Press Release, Technology|

Founder and CEO, Albert J. Rizzi, announced today (Dec. 19, 2018) that My Blind Spot (MBS) has been approved as a “preferred source vendor” through the New York Preferred Source Program for the Blind (NYSPSP) by the New York State Procurement Council. Through its affiliation with the NYSPSP, the MBS AccessAbility team will provide digital

Laugh for Sight Comedy Benefit 2018

2018-11-08T13:16:16-05:00November 8th, 2018|Activities, Community, Entertainment, Events|

This year’s Laugh For Sight comedy benefit is this upcoming Monday, November 12th, at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City with Robert Klein, Francis Ellis, Adrienne Iapalucci, Brian McCarthy, Richie Redding and some very special VIP surprise guests that you will not want to miss. Please share this info with your friends and come