My Blind Spot Launches AccessAbility Works Podcast Topics will focus on digital equity and authentic inclusion for people of all abilities

2020-07-23T16:09:03-04:00July 23rd, 2020|AccessAbility Works podcast, Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Community, Employment, Entertainment, Events, featured, Press Release, Technology|

Founder and CEO, Albert J. Rizzi, announced today that My Blind Spot (MBS) is launching a podcast called AccessAbility Works. The podcast will center around digital equity and authentic inclusion of Ability alongside Race, Gender, Orientation and Religion in both our social and corporate cultures. The podcast will focus on how important accessible, usable, and

Axe is for Both Seasoned and Aspiring Developers Focused on Usability, Functionality and Accessibility

2020-05-28T13:56:59-04:00May 28th, 2020|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Technology, Web Design|

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

Technology Work to Restore Sight (Part 2)

2020-04-15T10:42:51-04:00April 15th, 2020|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Employment, Government, Technology|

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:

Technology Helping the Blind to See

2020-04-01T10:37:40-04:00April 1st, 2020|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Employment, Government, Technology|

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

I Always Lose my Appetite When a Restaurant 86’s my Ability to use their Website or App

2020-02-10T10:43:19-05:00February 10th, 2020|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Technology|

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,

Digital Accessibility and Inclusion in the Gaming World

2019-02-01T10:29:06-05:00January 29th, 2019|Albert's Thoughts, Entertainment, Technology|

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.

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