My Blind Spot would not be where it is today if it were not for the support, encouragement, and hard work of our donors and organizations with whom we have professional affiliations. We are grateful to those whose belief and commitment helped us get started and keep us going.

Blue World, Inc.

90 Broad Street New York, New York, 10004 Blue World (New York), Inc., is a service company focusing on data collection and analysis, fulfillment, marketing services, and software application development. Blue World services are specialized for the needs of the food service and beverage industries. It has an impressive client base that does business in a wide range of food, beverage and equipment markets. Blue World has experienced astounding growth by focusing on the latest technology and exemplary service to its customers.

The Chatlos Foundation, Inc.

P. O. Box 915048 Longwood, FL 32791-5048 The Chatlos Foundation is a private, philanthropic foundation that funds nonprofit organizations in the USA and around the globe and does not solicit or accept donations from the general public. It was founded in 1953 by William Chatlos (1889-1977), a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The Washington State Association of Emblem Clubs

Kathie Robinson 11436 SE 208th St. Sp #4 Kent, WA 98031-1683 The Emblem Club is a national organization affiliated with the Elks Clubs. There are over 300 clubs in the United States. Through their many fund raising activities, they donate to: Tall Elks (Elks Therapy Program), Washington State Association of Emblem Club’s Eye Care, DARE, American Cancer Society, Clark College Literacy and to local charities voted on by the members.

Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation

118 N. Bedford Road, Suite 100 Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Partners for Sight is dedicated to increasing the self-reliance and dignity of blind and visually impaired persons. We believe these individuals should have the tools and resources necessary to lead independent, productive lives. Through our support of non-profit organizations that share this philosophy, we are making the world easier to navigate for thousands of people, every day.

Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation (IFFF)

Intuit, Inc. 2632 Marine Way Mountain View, CA 94043 The IFFF is dedicated to programs and projects that promote financial literacy and independence among lower income individuals, families, entrepreneurs and small businesses. IFFF donates Intuit software and resources to empower people, and the organizations that serve them, so they can achieve better money outcomes.

Adaptive Technology Services

629 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94117 From helping clients select the best adaptive technology solutions to customizing training to fit clients’ needs and preferences, Adaptive Technology Services serves individuals who depend upon the use of adaptive technology to achieve professional and personal goals. Their diverse staff provides evaluations, set-ups, scripting and configuration, technology training, employment workshops, technical support, worksite accommodations: technical support, worksite accommodation, and Section 508 compliance testing throughout the US and Canada. The company’s training and technical staff have Federal security clearance with Social Security Administration and Internal Revenue Service.

Sterling Adaptive

62 Brookwood Avenue, Suite A Santa Rosa, CA, 95404 Sterling Adaptive supplies technologically advanced equipment and software to serve those who are blind or visually impaired and others with disabilities. The company offers a full range of computer hardware and software, peripherals, and assistive technology products and can support these products with free demonstrations, installations, full hardware and software troubleshooting, and ongoing product training. Sterling Adaptive works with private individuals, non-profit agencies, private organizations, educational establishments, and commercial enterprises.

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals

2025 W Street, NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20036 The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is a membership-based organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility or are in the process of building their accessibility skills and strategies. The objective of this association is to help accessibility professionals develop and advance their careers and to help organizations integrate accessibility into their products and infrastructure. The IAAP will provide a place for accessibility professionals around the world to gather, share experiences and enrich their knowledge of accessibility.

Freedom Scientific

11800 31st Court North St. St. Petersburg, FL. 33716 Freedom Scientific develops the highest quality video magnifiers, braille displays, screen magnification software, and the #1 screen reader, JAWS® for Windows. For over 20 years, their products have provided access to print and computers for people with blindness, low vision, or learning disabilities.


4206 F Technology Court Chatilly, VA 20151 WebABLE TV is an Internet TV Channel on the TV Worldwide Network, dedicated to providing accessible live and on-demand interactive coverage of the issues, activities and events important to the community of people with disabilities. Produced in cooperation with WebABLE TV charter sponsor, The Paciello Group, our staff of industry professionals with extensive experience in the production of accessible Internet TV programming for the disability community, seeks to inform, educate and engage audiences to generate feedback and build intelligent consensus for the advancement of all people with disabilities. WebABLE TV values input from our audiences on content and programming suggestions at

New York State Commission for the Blind

52 Washington Street Rensselaer, NY 12144 The mission of the New York State Commission for the Blind is to enhance employability, to maximize independence and to assist in the development of the capacities and strengths of people who are legally blind.

Ai Squared

130 Taconic Business Park Road Manchester Center, VT 05255 Ai Squared is the global leader in Assistive Technology since 1987. Ai Squared produces ZoomText, the world’s best-selling computer screen magnification and reading software. Ai Squared products also include sitecues SaaS, which makes websites easier to see, hear, use and enjoy. Ai Squared products and services are sold in 40+ countries, and localized in 23 languages.

GRQ Innovations, Inc

175 West Main St. Suite 3 Babylon, NY 11702 GRQ Innovations, Inc. is an accessibility firm specializing in making corporations, government agencies and other organizations “Disability Smart” by working with them to make all their digital offerings and work environments accessible to ALL. Accessibility is not just our mission, but has been our passion. GRQ has been providing technology and software programming support and consultation for over 20 years. Throughout the years we’ve retained every client due to our professional support and exceptional customer service.

The Viscardi Center

201 I.U. Willets Road Albertson, NY 11507 Founded by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., who served as disability advisor to eight U.S. Presidents and became one of the world’s leading advocates, The Viscardi Center educates, employs and empowers people with disabilities. It provides Pre-K through High School education (age 3 to 21), school-to-work youth transition services, vocational training, career counseling and employment placement, assistive technology, and adapted driver education to children, adolescents and adults with a wide variety of disabilities. The Center also assists businesses in diversifying their workforces and developing and advancing disability inclusive cultures in their workplaces.

Carroll Center for the Blind

Established in 1936, The Carroll Center for the Blind empowers those who are blind and visually impaired to achieve independence and to lead a fulfilling life. The nonprofit organization provides services for individuals of all ages including vision rehabilitation services, vocational and transition programs, assistive technology training, educational support, low vision services, essential skills for seniors, and more. The Carroll Center for the Blind also offers comprehensive accessibility solutions to organizations of all types and all industries to ensure the Internet, consumer products, websites, mobile devices, and digital resources are available to all persons, especially those with disabilities.

Disability Awareness Training

74 Fleetwood Terrace Williamsville, N.Y. 144221 More than just training, Disability Awareness Training provides consultation, advocacy support, employment initiative guidance, online programs, and other services to help increase awareness of disability issues and advance related goals.

I Can do That Productions, Inc.

I Can Do That Productions works one-on-one with its clients to provide clean, crisp design on a quick turn-around. ICDT offers multi-faceted services ranging from ­creating eye-catching ads for The New York Times, small & efficient websites.

Dancing Dots

1754 Quarry Lane P.O. Box 927 Valley Forge, PA 19482-092 Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology, L.P., was founded in 1992 by blind musician and programmer Bill McCann to develop and adapt high-tech tools for creative people with blindness and other disabilities. In 1997 Dancing Dots released its first product, the GOODFEEL® Braille Music Translator. The company is an authorized distributor for a wide range of assistive technology and music products. It has customers throughout the U.S. and in over forty other countries. Dancing Dots received the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award for innovation and excellence in high technology. In 1999, Dancing Dots was invited to the White House to demonstrate its technology to the President and Vice President. McCann has been interviewed by the BBC World Service, the Associated Press and the Philadelphia Inquirer and has authored numerous articles about his work.