Frankie Ann is very proud to be an advocate for the disability community, particularly for those who are blind or visually impaired. Throughout her life, Frankie Ann has faced her fair share of struggles due to her disability. However, she has managed to learn and grow from these moments and aims to help others to do the same!
Frankie Ann is proud to have joined the team at VISIONS Services for the Blind as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) and Orientation & Mobility (OMS) Intern. She will be traveling throughout the five boroughs of NYC providing vision related services to clients ages 0 to 100, gaining hours towards her professional certification and graduating with her Master's in Education. VISISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization. VISIONS purpose is to develop and implement individualized programs to assist people who are blind and visually impaired of all ages to lead independent and active lives, and to educate the public to understand the capabilities and needs of people who are blind and visually impaired. Visit visionsvcb.org to learn more or if you/someone you love are located in NYC and in need of vision services.
Frankie Ann is available virtually and in-person as a Motivational Presenter and Accessibility Consultant!
The Power of Yes
A presentation that focuses on supporting young people to fight for their dreams.
A presentation that focuses on supporting adult professionals to advocate for their students' abilities and encourage them to follow their dreams.
A presentation that focuses on Frankie Ann's professional journey as a legally blind woman suitable for students in high school or at the collegiate level.
“I Can’t” into “I Can”
An interactive presentation focusing on the complexities of living as a young adult with a vision impairment. Some topics covered include:
Managing stress and anxiety as a person with a disability
Working through negative thoughts and low self esteem
Learning how to change the conversation about your
capabilities as a person with a disability.
Disability and Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry
A presentation exploring the following topics:
Representation in media
Accessibility for actors both on the stage and on set
Accessibility for crew members both on stage and on set!
**Frankie Ann is also available for professional accessibility consultations! To learn more about Frankie Ann's professional experience via her resume or schedule your free introductory consultation or book Frankie Ann for a presentation via the links below!
In 2018, Frankie Ann started what was formerly known as “Blind Taste Test”. As a passionate foodie, she thought it would be fun to start a silly little instagram blog for two reasons; the first being to motivate her to start cooking more while sharing kitchen accessibility tips with other blind individuals, and the second was to share some of her favorite NYC eateries!
LIttle did she know that this blog she started purely for fun would turn into so much more. After a full year of blind taste testing and gaining a following, Frankie Ann realized there was so much more she could do with this platform she had created. She decided to do a little rebranding, and thus “Blind Ambition” came to be!
Though she still shares her cooking stories from time to time, the blog now focuses on all aspects of accessibility. From assistive technology, to self determination and advocacy skills-Frankie Ann covers it all! Be sure to follow @blindambitionblog on Instagram and always stay ambitious!