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

About My Blind Spot Access=Ability logo

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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Latest News

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Web accessibility rules coming in 2018

Albert J. Rizzi, 52, who is blind and runs the My Blind Spot educational and advocacy nonprofit, says many websites and mobile apps aren’t coded to accommodate assistive technologies like screen readers.

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How Facebook is helping the blind ‘see’ pictures their friends share online

Originally posted in The Washington Post By Andrea Peterson April 5 at 11:46 AM Three women test out the new automatic alt text feature on their Facebook mobile app. (Facebook) Matt King sat down one Saturday morning six years ago with what seemed like a simple mission: He wanted to add a few friends on […]

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The ‘disruptive’ businesses trying to crack the disability market

By Beth RoseBBC News 28 February 2016 The disability market is worth billions of pounds – and companies are coming up with ever more “disruptive” ways to break into it. Last summer was one of those rare occasions on Dragons’ Den when someone pitches, nails the numbers and watches the Dragons try and outbid each […]

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