Call Me Anything You Want but Let’s Get Digital Accessibility Done Now By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Every few months I read a blog or social media post about whether we should refer to members of the disability community as “disabled” or “a person with a disability”. I even wrote about that very subject
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:
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
This is not “Fake News”! Trump’s Proposed Budget Hurts the Disability Community. Politicians take notice: Ignore the disability community at your own peril By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. I am not here to endorse or stump for any candidate, party, or administration. However, I believe we can all agree, and endorse the notion of voting
By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. Recently in a piece titled “None of the 2020 Websites Are Fully Accessible to Disabled,” Time magazine reported that, not just some, but ALL the websites for all the candidates in the 2020 presidential race are not accessible or usable to people who have a print disability. This is unacceptable.
Upon reading an op-ed, “Government Shutdown is Hurting Thousands of Federal Employees with Disabilities” in The Hill, I’m compelled to call on Congress and the President Trump to stop posturing and fighting for turf like the Sharks and the Jets did in West Side Story. Officer Krupsky, should the disability community be deprived because our
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
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
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OCTOBER 15, 2018 11:24 AM New voting machines for people with disabilities in Michigan were unveiled recently, ensuring that blind and visually impaired residents will be able to privately and accurately cast their vote in the upcoming midterm elections. On Nov. 6, thousands of visually impaired Michigan voters will get to cast their ballot independently.