Our Vision

To inspire accessibility for people of all abilities

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Our Mission

To provide outreach, advocacy, education and services by promoting an inclusive culture and accessible digital infrastructure to ensure equal access to employment, education, recreation, and independent living opportunities for people with disabilities.

"We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability." – Stevie Wonder

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A message from Albert J. Rizzi

Founder of My Blind Spot

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Each of us in one way or another has a blind spot in our lives. When I first came to be blind, I found I was forever running into literal and virtual walls—dead ends that blocked my assimilation into the blind community and hindered my participation in mainstream society. Without my sight, not only did the world become invisible to me, but I learned how it felt to be unseen.

So My Blind Spot was founded. My Blind Spot is a place where people of all visual abilities can come together and gain a clear view to independence, empowerment, and inclusion. It is our hope to be not just a resource, but a force that empowers individuals and society as a whole: one spot where people of all visual abilities can find answers and support.

Peace and to be continued...

Albert J. Rizzi

Our Services

My Blind Spot provides a range of services to help companies ensure that their digital offerings, websites, mobile applications, and work environments are accessible to people of all abilities. We work across all levels of organizations, from executive teams, HR, IT, Product Development, UX/Design, Developers, Marketing, and Quality to provide holistic governance and support of accessibility initiatives.

Our goal is to infuse an appreciation for the importance of accessibility as well as share the practical knowledge of how to apply accessibility guidelines successfully and easily into your existing culture and processes.

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Resources

In the 21st Century, access to websites, mobile apps and software programs are critical to ensuring a fully inclusive global society.

With the proliferation of assistive technologies and the attention to digital accessibility, people of ALL abilities have greater opportunity for independence and employment than ever before. People who are blind or print disabled are able to realize their fullest potential,contribute to society and seek gainful employment equal to that of their nondisabled peers. My Blind Spot advocates for adherence to legislation aimed at eradicating ignorance and systemic discrimination unintentionally directed at the disability community. We must tap into our strengths rather than passively accept being denied access because of antiquated perceptions about our ability.

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Frequent filers

Laws meant to help the disabled have had unintended consequences. FOR an inkling of how good intentions can go awry, consider Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Passed by Congress in 1990 with the laudable aim of giving the disabled equal access to places of business, it has been supplemented with new Department of Justice standards (in 2010, for example, the DOJ said that miniature horses can qualify as service animals).

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Visual impairment, blindness cases in U.S. expected to double by 2050

With the youngest of the baby boomers hitting 65 by 2029, the number of people with visual impairment or blindness in the United States is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050, according to projections based on the most recent census data and from studies funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. Another 16.4 million Americans are expected to have difficulty seeing due to correctable refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) that can be fixed with glasses, contacts or surgery.

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How Designing For The Disabled Is Giving Google An Edge

Google’s Eve Andersson tells Co.Design how today’s accessibility problems could lead to improvements in robots, Google Maps, and even YouTube. by John Brownlee http://www.fastcodesign.com 05.23.16 7:00 AM “Accessibility is a basic human right,” Eve Andersson tells me, sitting on a lawn at the Shoreline Amphitheater during this year’s Google I/0 developer conference. “It benefits everyone.” […]

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