My Blind Spot Secures Approval as a “Preferred Source Vendor” in New York State

2018-12-22T15:38:50-05:00December 19th, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Government, Press Release, Technology|

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

School for the Blind guides visually impaired using “smart paint”

2018-12-17T14:03:41-05:00December 17th, 2018|Accessibility, Outdoors, Tanner's Thoughts, Technology|

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

BBC: The Blind Woman Developing Tech for the Good of Others

2018-12-07T20:56:12-05:00December 7th, 2018|Accessibility, Technology|

"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

Separate But Equal? Continued Failure of Equitable Access in the 21st Century

2018-12-07T11:47:23-05:00December 7th, 2018|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Technology|

By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Regardless of circumstance, everyone should be able to use an organization’s main entrance. When the Civil Rights Act closed the door on the concept of “servants’” entrances and separate accommodations for African Americans and other minorities, it opened doors to people of all abilities and walks of life to rise

The 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3, 2018

2018-11-16T11:16:38-05:00November 16th, 2018|Accessibility, Events|

In conjunction with the United Nations, the Kessler Family and the Kessler Foundation, My Blind Spot is proud to announce our full support of and participation in this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities! Global dignitaries, governments, organizations and leaders of the disability movement will come together to discuss and investigate solutions that are

10 years of Inspiration & an Accessibility Announcement

2018-11-16T09:25:12-05:00November 16th, 2018|Accessibility, Employment, Government, Tanner's Thoughts, Technology|

By Tanner Gers Next year will mark My Blind Spot’s 10th anniversary of inspiring accessibility and inclusion for people of all abilities. When our fearless Founder Albert Rizzi lost his sight, he was driven to fulfill a vision of inclusion, opportunity, and digital equity for people of all abilities. It’s the same drive behind our

NYSPSP: Your One-Stop Provider for Products and Service Solutions

2018-11-08T09:27:24-05:00November 8th, 2018|Accessibility, Employment, Government, Technology|

Text description of the New York State Preferred Service Program's November 2018 post card Over 1500+ high quality products and service solutions Popular Products and High-Demand Services Office supplies Textiles Safety gear Medical supplies Call center services Digital accessibility/usability testing Custom kit assembly Warehousing and distribution Document shredding Order your NYSPSP products and services 1-800-421-9010

MBS CEO Albert Rizzi joins Ray Saltini for the webinar Digital Platforming Conversations: Customer Experience and Accessibility in the Banking Industry

2018-11-07T14:54:25-05:00November 7th, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Events, Technology|

On Thursday, November 15th, MBS CEO Albert Rizzi joins Ray Saltini for the webinar Digital Platforming Conversations: Customer Experience and Accessibility in the Banking Industry! They'll Explore: New technologies for delivering outstanding experiences Accessibility trends and digital inclusion Actionable strategies for continuous compliance Managing IT pain and expanding scope Register for the webinar now

Does Your Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Program Include Powerful People with Disabilities?

2018-10-31T17:06:59-04:00October 31st, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Employment, Tanner's Thoughts|

by Tanner Gers Has your organization truly embraced diversity and inclusion? Do you have diverse, inclusive hiring practices? When you hire qualified professionals, do you have inclusive digital, physical, and organizational supports in place for people of all abilities? If not, your corporate culture isn’t as diverse and inclusive as it could be. And it

An Inclusive World, Maps, and Google

2018-10-29T07:55:05-04:00October 25th, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Outdoors, Tanner's Thoughts, Technology|

by Tanner Gers Even my grandma in her 80’s knows how to use Google maps. Google’s awesome technology has taken us to the next level with regards to travel instructions, GPS, and knowing where we all want to go. And when I say us, I really mean most of us… Until now. Recently, Google incorporated