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

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: The benefits of barrier free access to employment for professionals with a disability

2019-10-21T15:51:15-04:00October 15th, 2019|Albert's Thoughts, Employment|

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NEAM) and the theme this year is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” Recent data reports that the national employment rate in the United States currently hovers between 96-97 percent. That’s almost full employment. Yet the employment rate for people with disabilities hovers around 32 percent. That is absolutely

When it comes to employment, we failed to live up to the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act

2019-01-17T15:01:54-05:00January 17th, 2019|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Employment, Uncategorized|

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

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

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

SourceAmerica and WITSA Announce Policy Recommendations to Narrow the Gap in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

2018-10-23T12:05:25-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Accessibility, Employment, Press Release|

SourceAmerica and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) published a policy statement to address the social and economic imperatives of employment of persons with disabilities and lay out a roadmap for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry to grow as leaders in supporting the employment of persons with disabilities. VIENNA, VA. (PRWEB)

Richard Branson wants to change your perception of people with dyslexia

2018-10-18T10:29:51-04:00October 18th, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Employment, Entertainment|

Richard Branson on dyslexics: We're wired differently by Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY Long before he was a billionaire businessman or had "Sir" attached to his name, Richard Branson was made to feel "stupid." As a kid, he was actually beaten regularly – by the headmaster. The reason: his dyslexia. “People were either assumed to

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has launched the abilITy Cisco Academy powered by NYC: ATWORK

2018-10-18T09:56:11-04:00October 18th, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Employment, Government, Tanner's Thoughts|

by Tanner Gers New York City sets standards high in creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities in 21st century jobs! On October 11, 2018, Neil Ramano’s team at the National Council on Disability submitted to President Trump the 2018 Report National Disability Employment Policy, From the New Deal to the Real Deal: Joining the