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
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
Tanner's Thoughts In October 2011, I found myself alone, hungry, and in Guadalajara Mexico. It was my first time here. In fact, this was my first international trip ever. Standing in front of the door, my stomach grumbles again. I haven’t eaten all day. A few months earlier, also for the first time ever, I
"When I started out there was no assistive technology," Japanese-born Dr Asakawa says. "I couldn't read any information by myself. I couldn't go anywhere by myself." Those "painful experiences" set her on a path of learning that began with a computer science course for blind people, and a job at IBM soon followed. She started