Call Me Anything You Want but Let’s Get Digital Accessibility Done Now By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Every few months I read a blog or social media post about whether we should refer to members of the disability community as “disabled” or “a person with a disability”. I even wrote about that very subject
Axe is for Both Seasoned and Aspiring Developers Focused on Usability, Functionality and Accessibility
Axe is for Both Seasoned and Aspiring Developers Focused on Usability, Functionality and Accessibility By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Utilizing the new beta features in the free axe browser extension created by Deque Systems “Deque” is the next step in building digital equity and authentic inclusion into your development and design processes building digital equity
Advancements in Technology Work to Restore Sight (Part 2) By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. With the disability community being the largest minority group in the world, with over $8 trillion in discretionary income, why wouldn’t we work to include them as a valued and celebrated market base or candidate for employment? There are three reasons:
Advancements in Technology Work to Restore Sight (Part 1) By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Every few months, I come across something on social media about the latest breakthrough that might give people who are blind the ability to see. Every now and then, I am even asked to participate. Ten years ago, I was selected
Instead of putting off the inevitable, the restaurant industry should place an order for universally accessible and usable digital offerings for people of ALL abilities By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. At My Blind Spot, we work with companies and other organizations of all types and sizes to help them fix their digital accessibility challenges. Today,
"Highclere Castle" by Richard Munckton Licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Like many anglophiles, I’ve been waiting for the release of the Downton Abbey film. I started watching the old television episodes to bring myself up-to speed and had a revelation that the show can help the rest of the world
Albert J. Rizzi, MBS Founder, advocates for digital equity and AccessAbility for all in the NYTimes, discussing struggles faced when managing his personal wealth because the financial industry inadequately services those who have disabilities. Read more at the NY Times...
Digital Accessibility in the gaming world has been and is at best clumsy. And perhaps because friends recently rekindled my interest in Dungeons & Dragons the article, “Chat Functionality in Games Released in 2019 Must be Accessible to Players with Disabilities” by Natalie Flores caught my attention; interests may be dormant, but are never forgotten.
When it comes to employment, we failed to live up to the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act
In response to The New York Times op-ed, My Blind Spot's Albert J. Rizzi says Ted Kennedy Jr.'s recommendations for true inclusion need to include digital equity in the 21st century workforce. On December 27th, former Connecticut State Senator and board member of the American Association of People with Disabilities, Ted Kennedy Jr. wrote an
From the CEO and Founder, Albert J. Rizzi Friends, 2019 marks My Blind Spot’s 10th year of being champions for true inclusion and digital equity for all, ensuring Ability is included alongside Race, Gender, Orientation and Religion in both our social and corporate cultures. As we look forward to the year ahead, I wanted to