Blind BBC Reporter Gets Best Of Mugger

by Kevin Burton    A blind BBC reporter, retrieved his cell phone from a mugger and restrained the assailant until help arrived, multiple sources reported in late December.    “Wrong blind person, wrong day,” said Sean Dilley, a blind news reporter and project lead for the BBC’s Reframing Disability program.    Dilley was taking a …

More Discrimination Against The Blind

by Kevin Burton    Today, two stories about blind people standing up for their rights, one of a pending lawsuit, one of a successful suit in Ohio.    I’m happy to see blind people demanding their rights, but sad that we should have to go to such lengths to get the right to lead basic, …

Blind Man Arrested For Wrong “Crime”

by Kevin Burton    Blind people: use your canes!    Or else, say police in Columbia County, Florida.    Two Sheriff’s deputies have been suspended after they arrested 61-year-old James Hodges for “resisting arrest.”   Hodges, who is legally blind was carrying a folded cane in his back pocket. One of the deputies mistook the cane …

First Date Leads To Second Date, In Court

by Kevin Burton    The first date sets a tone, a pattern for, in the moment, who knows what.    On that first stroll down Love Boulevard, there is hope and exploration.    “Dating is about finding out who you are and who others are,” said clinical psychologist and author Henry Cloud. “If you show …

How To Protect Your Personal Data

by Kevin Burton    The battle for access to your personal information is being waged daily, as you go about your business. How is the battle going?    “Just 12 percent of Americans and 9 percent of social media users report a ‘very high level of confidence’ that the government and tech companies can keep …

Quibbles And Bits: Lawyers Under Oath?

by Kevin Burton    Who’s hungry for some quibbles and bits?!…    The cat litter my cats use is called Vibrant Life, which strikes me as funny. Vibrant Life sounds more like a megachurch.    Vibrant Life a kind of paper litter, which at first did not strike me as funny. It’s more expensive than …

Cereal, Court Cases And Sweet Memories

by Kevin Burton Kellogg’s and other makers of sugary breakfast cereals will be restricted in how they market those products in the United Kingdom starting this October, according to the BBC. The Royal Courts of Justice last week ruled in favor of the government in a lawsuit filed by Kellogg’s. The American food giant had …

Suit Alleges DraftKings Violates ADA

by Kevin Burton    Uh-oh, looks as if two of my in-groups have beef.    A blind man has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against DraftKings, alleging that the gaming company’s website is not accessible to blind users.     DraftKings is a daily fantasy sports and sports betting company founded in Boston in 2012. The …