Founding Members: My Blind Spot
About My Blind Spot
My Blind Spot, a New York-based nonprofit founded in 2009 by Albert J. Rizzi, is committed to the advancement of equal access and the promotion of understanding, respect and opportunity for the blind, the visually impaired and the print disabled. It’s a place where people of all abilities can find answers and support for access issues facing the disabled. My Blind Spot is not only a resource, it is an inspiring force that empowers individuals, corporations and community-based organizations to create tangible, positive results.
Early on, founder and CEO Albert Rizzi realized that although computer-based assistive technologies seem to be burgeoning, many websites and software programs are inaccessible to those who are blind or print disabled, thwarting their needs for employment and independence. My Blind Spot began to work with government agencies, municipalities, schools and organizations to achieve the degree of accessibility possible through technology and mandated by law, yet seldom realized in practice.
The organization has established itself as a platform that empowers people of all abilities, connecting them to resources that open doors of opportunity as they pursue employment or education. At My Blind Spot, we believe that access to the right tools promotes ability and restores infinite possibilities.
My Blind Spot has forged relationships globally and recently assembled a team to partner with Intuit to develop a groundbreaking, enhanced-accessibility version of its premier small-business accounting software, QuickBooks for Windows. Because of this collaboration, this essential small-business financial software is accessible to the blind, visually impaired and the print disabled for the first time.
My Blind Spot is becoming a leader in the global quest to ensure that those who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled can take their place alongside their peers as valued, productive and independent members of society.
To learn more, visit us at www.MyBlindSpot.org or call us at 212-363-0330.
Why My Blind Spot Became a Founding Member
My Blind Spot's Goals for IAAP
My Blind Spot’s goal is to help IAAP expand its community to allow for full participation of those who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled. With My Blind Spot now a member, we feel we can reach out to this community and invite them to participate in the IAAP’s mission to ensure individuals working in office and administrative professions have the opportunity to connect, learn, lead and excel.
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