Technology

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

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

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