Hello and welcome! This is a fantastic starting point if you’ve been sent here from one of my social media profiles. Check out the list below for various links.
My name is Zack and I’m best friends with Oreo the parrot. Together we’ve been slowly building a community online which is meant to provide positive change to the world. I’m a college graduate who started Intrinsic Usability, a company building accessible tools and services for all.
I’m a childhood cancer survivor and as a result of this I’m totally blind. Feel free to check out my background and life stories. My visual impairment has highlighted a massive gap in equal access for those of us who are disabled. I’m working to close this gap by advocating and educating those who will listen.
Oreo is an amazing Red-lored Amazon parrot who I rescued in 2003. The day he was born I was hand feeding him which caused him to imprint on me. You can find his origin story here.
Oreo is missing his right foot due to an accident within the incubator and as a result the breeder was going to euthanize him. The breeders exact words, “Disabled birds don’t make profit.” So of course my Dad and I rescued him and I’ve raised him ever since.
Gifts and Donations
If you’d like to help support us we have several easy options. You can grab yourself some Zack and Oreo merch which helps pay rent and sets aside money for building our parrot sanctuary. The Amazon wish list is a great way to give Oreo toys and treats. It also helps us with day to day supplies and gear. We also have Paypal and Venmo so you can send money fast and securely.
A percentage of each transaction gets set aside to help build our parrot sanctuary which will serve as a forever home for Oreo and I.
Pick up some stickers or represent with one of our T-shirts. Merch will be added every now and then so make sure to keep an eye out.
Zack and Oreo’s Amazon wish list:
When you send us an item off of this list we’ll make an unboxing video and we’ll shout out a message or your business and social media account. Messages will not be read if they’re deemed offensive or considered problematic. You’re helping feed Oreo tasty treats, providing gear for the studio and every day needs. thank you so much!
Clothing sizes get changed when added to the list so here are my actual sizes.
- Shirts: Large,
- Hoodies: XL,
- Pants: 34*30,
- Shoes: 9.0,
You can use the PayPal button to send a one time donation or set up a monthly subscription. You’re helping Oreo and I keep a roof over our heads. We greatly appreciate your contributions, finding a job has been extremely difficult and social media has been my primary income. So thank you for all of the kindness and support.