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Business Directory

The following is a directory of businesses owned or operated by blind and visually impaired individuals. This directory is designed to provide current and future business owners with inspiration and access to the listed businesses, with the goal of initiating networking opportunities among blind and visually impaired business owners.

In order to be included in this directory, please download the Business Profile Form, answer the questions, and email it back to us according to the instructions.

A3 Freight Payment

Owner: Ross Harris

Address: 8700 W Trail Lake Dr. Ste 100, Memphis, TN 38125, USA

Phone: 901.759.2966

Website: http://www.a3freightpayment.com

Email: rharris@a3freightpayment.com

Business: A3 Freight Payment is an outsourcer for the accounts payable function for freight invoices. Shippers who spend in excess of $30 million per year on freight and logistics services are potential customers of A3 Freight Payment.

Freight Payment adds value by verifying that the correct amounts have been billed on freight invoices and by providing accounting and transportation data gleaned from these invoices in a ready-to-use database. The database is accessed using proprietary applications developed by A3 Freight Payment.

The A3 Freight Payment team gained expertise in the field from several other freight payment companies prior to beginning this venture. The team, in its history has served such large volume shippers as: GE, Apple, Starbucks, Nortel Networks, and Philips Electronics to name just a few.

Learn more about A3 Freight Payment.

Austin Management Consulting

Owner: Louis D. Austin

Address: 286 North Evergreen Street, Chandler, AZ 85225, USA

Phone: 480-899-7963

Email: louisaustin@cox.net

Business: Austin Management Consulting (AMC)

Austin Management Consulting is designed to perform Process Management Consulting Services for Profit, non-Profit organizations, and Small and medium size businesses.

Vision: To be considered as one of the leading consulting firms in the Western United States in the area of Employee/Labor Relations, as thought of by our clients.

Mission: To assist small and medium, public and private sector, profit and non-profit organization in managing the human side of business.

Services:Small Business Development, Employee Relations Program Development, Conflict Management

Complaint (Grievance) Management, Diversity Management and Employee Discipline.

Learn more about Austin Management Consulting.

Badeyes

Owner: Geof Collis

Address: 613 Cambray Rd., RR1 Woodville, ON K0M 2T0, Canada

Phone: 705-374-4142

Website: http://www.badeyes.com

Email: gcollis@nexicom.net

Business: Badeyes creates industry leading accessible websites, provides Accessibility Audits, Screen Reader testing and Presentations.

Learn more about Badeyes.

Barbara Clements & Associates, Inc.

Owner: Barbara Clements

Address: 331 Columbia Ave, St. Cloud, FL 34769, USA

Phone: 877-622-2272

Website: http://www.barbclementsassociates.com

Email: Barbara.Clements@barbclementsassociates.com

Business: Trade Compliance consultant. Assessments, training, corrective action plans and transactional assistance for documentation to include licensing and permitting. Area of focus is related to import and export regulations for the US and EU as well as Logistics specialty. Mitigation of fines, penalties and forfeitures, issued by govermet agencies. Agencies focused on: Department of Defence (DOD) to include Defense Security Services (DSS) and Joint Certification Program (JCP); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE); Department of Commerce Burea of Industry and Security (BIS); Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC); Customs and Border Protectio CBP) ; and reciprocate agencies in Canada and the EU.

Learn more about Barbara Clements & Associates, Inc..

Blind Access Training

Owner: Kimsan Song

Address: 617 W. Bonneville St., Pasco, WA 99301, USA

Phone: 877-774-7670

Website: http://www.BlindAccessTraining.com

Email: kimsan@blindaccesstraining.com

Business: At Blind Access Training, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide customized, individualized training to fit the unique needs of our clients. Our trainers work with clients to establish reasonable, achievable technology goals. Our aim is to empower our clients to use the devices and software they have been trained on with proficiency and confidence to achieve greater independence. We provide training via telephone, Skype, and our TalkingCommunities classroom to allow clients the freedom and flexibility to choose the venue that best fits their skills and comfort. We provide the following training options:

For more information, please contact us by phone at 877-774-7670 and press 1, or by email at info@blindaccesstraining.com. You can also visit us on the web at http://blindaccesstraining.com/ to view our complete listing of services. There you can also find helpful blogs, a sample tutorial, and a resource list.

Learn more about Blind Access Training.

Butterfly Knitting

Owner: Rebecca Frankeberger

Address: 1271 E. St. Andrews Dr, N., Shelton, WA 98584, USA

Website: http://www.ButterflyKnitting.com

Email: b.butterfly@comcast.net

Business: Formally established in 2008, Butterfly Knitting is a home studio-based business featuring 100 percent custom work. There is no "inventory" as each piece knitted or crocheted is unique to the specifications of the client.

Learn more about Butterfly Knitting.

Cre8tive Media Design Firm Inc.

Owner: Rae Lowery

Address: 6045 Atlantic Blvd. Ste. 206, Norcross, GA 30071, USA

Business Contact: Rae Lowery

Phone: 678-580-0863

Website: http://www.cre8tivemedia.net

Email: info@cre8tivemedia.net

Business: Cre8tive Media Design Firm is a serviced based company providing graphic design and motion graphics to help growing small businesses and start up promote their business with custom design that tailored to their marketing needs. We design logos, websites, stationary, proposal covers, social media pages, and so much more!

Learn more about Cre8tive Media Design Firm Inc..

Dancing Dots

Owner: Bill McCann

Address: 1754 Quarry LN, PO Box 927, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0927 , USA

Phone: 610-783-6692

Website: http://www.dancingdots.com

Email: info@dancingdots.com

Business: Our company, Dancing Dots, fosters inclusion in classroom, studio and stage for blind and low vision musicians. We develop and adapt technology to build literacy and independence for those who want to study, read, write, or record music. Since its release in 1997, we have continued to develop GOODFEEL®, the world's first commercial braille music translator. We have continued to add new accessible music technology products and services which are now used by blind and low vision musicians throughout the United States and in 40 other countries.

Learn more about Dancing Dots.

Diabetic Shoes Hub, LLC

Owner: Douglas Kwong

Address: 13256 N 93rd Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, USA

Business Contact: Daniel Peng, daniel@diabeticshoeshub.com

Phone: 623-455-6258

Website: http://www.diabeticshoeshub.com

Email: douglas@diabeticshoeshub.com

Business: The Diabetic Shoes Hub is an online retailer of diabetic and therapeutic footwear. We know how difficult it is to find a pair of comfortable fitting shoes so we take pride in educating our customers and providing them with outstanding service. The Diabetic Shoes Hub carries a wide selection of therapeutic shoes, work boots, athletic sneakers and dress shoes for men and women; available in multiple widths and sizes for hard to fit feet.

Learn more about Diabetic Shoes Hub, LLC.

FASHION AND FIBER ARTS

Owner: Faith Elizabeth Cummings

Address: 13 Freedom Place, Waynesboro, VA 22980, USA

Phone: (540) 337-1525

Email: Faith.cummings@gmx.com

Business: I sell made to order, handmade knitted and crocheted items. These items vary from wearables to decorator dolls and afghans. The customer may choose the colors and the pattern to fit their needs or desires, or, if they prefer, I will help them choose. The prices of these items vary according to the materials used and the difficulty of the pattern. I do not keep an inventory of items, but make each item as it is ordered. I do not yet have a web site, but I do have a page for FASHION AND FIBER ARTS on Facebook. There are pictures of some of my previous work up there.

Besides the company, FASHION AND FIBER ARTS, I have begun to publish books on Amazon.com for the Kindle. I also publish on Smashwords.com which distributes the book in several formats, some of which are accessible to read on a computer. Smashwords distributes the books to several other e-book stores, for all I-devices, for the nook, and many other e-readers. Both Amazon and Smashwords distribute overseas as well. The name of the current book is THE SECRET OF FAIR HILL, but there are at least two more books coming this year or next, to make it a trilogy. The links to the author pages on Amazon and Smashwords are as follows:

https://www.amazon.com/author/faithecummings or
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/229811. There is also a copy of this book on BookShare for those who are members.

Learn more about FASHION AND FIBER ARTS.

Fresh Outlook Coach

Owner: Yvonne B. Garris

Address: 923 Lititz Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA

Business Contact: Yvonne B. Garris

Phone: 717-394-1191 or 717-413-6835(textable)

Website: http://www.freshoutlookcoach.com

Email: Yvonne@freshoutlookcoach.com

Business: Fresh Outlook Coach help's people with disabilities see that there is life after becoming disabled. I help people set goals then break them down into obtainable steps that I hold them accountable for.

Learn more about Fresh Outlook Coach.

Insightful Publications

Owner: Cristine Chaikin

Address: PO Box 390295, Keauhou, HI 96739-0295, USA

Business Contact: Cristine Chaikin

Phone: 808-747-1006

Website: http://www.in-sightful.com

Email: insightfulpub@gmail.com

Business: Creating state resource handbooks specifically designed for use by the blind and visually impaired in the United States except for the following territories and these named foreign countries: District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Canada and the UK.

Learn more about Insightful Publications.

Legendary Insights

Owner: Laura Legendary

Address: 850 S. Boulder Hwy, Ste 602 , Henderson, NV 89015, USA

Phone: 509-264-2588

Website: http://www.legendaryinsights.com

Email: l.legendary@legendaryinsights.com

Business: Legendary Insights is also a group of online resources for people with disabilities and those who love them. Whether you need to hire a speaker for your next event, seek out an advocate who can help with accessibility issues, or get critical information on aging and in-home care, you can find what you're looking for with Legendary Insights. Check out my newest entrepreneurial venture, Elegant Insights Braille Creations at www.elegantinsightsjewelry.com. Elegant Insights is a distinctive collection of jewelry and accessories for men and women, all handcrafted and made in the USA. Best of all, each of our beautiful products are embossed in crisp, readable Braille!

Learn more about Legendary Insights.

Phoenix Therapeutic & Consulting Services

Owner: Robin Lipsker, LICSW, CDP, CADC II

Address: 1673 S Market Blvd, #140, Chehalis, WA 98532, USA

Phone: (360) 827-1666

Email: robin@phoenixtherapeutic.net

Business: I am a licensed therapist, social worker and addiction counselor for the states of Washington and Wyoming. My specializations are in chronic pain management and addiction issues. I am also able to use Skype for teletherapy. I take cash and some insurances. I also counsel patients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD and trauma. I counsel couples, adolescents and offer groups for women, chronic pain, bereavement and mindfulness/relaxation/stress management.

Learn more about Phoenix Therapeutic & Consulting Services.

Premier Visual Voice, LLC

Owner: Margaret A. Downs, CEO, RCP (Registered CART Provider)

Address: 9873 Gabriel's Way, Concord Township, OH 44060, USA

Business Contact: Margaret A. Downs

Phone: 216-246-9477

Website: http://www.premiervisualvoice.com

Email: margaretdowns@premiervisualvoice.com

Business: Premier Visual Voice is a communications access company providing live event captioning, video/media captioning, remote ASL (VRI) services and legal, medical and general transcription services. Most captioning is done remotely; although some events are captioned on-site.

Premier Visual Voice primarily works with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community; although, the service provided can be utilized by persons whose first language may not be English and/or persons with auditory challenges.

The remote process of the service is very user friendly. Clients view captions on a URL that is given to them to just click on their PC or mobile device. Audio is accessible to the captioner via some type of collaborative platform, such as Skype, Adobe Connect or WebEx.

Learn more about Premier Visual Voice, LLC.

Screenreader.net

Owner: Roger Wilson-Hinds

Address: 7 The Rookery, Orton Wistow, Peterborough PE2 6YT, UK

Phone: 0044(0) 1733 234441

Website: http://www.screenreader.net

Email: Roger@screenreader.net

Business:

We passionately believe that blind and sight impaired people worldwide need computer and web access and we aim to provide low or no cost assistive technology solutions.

We now make smartphone apps for blind and visually impaired people. Our new additional website is www.georgiephone.com. Our apps are up on the Google Play Store under the banner of GeorgiePhone.

Learn more about Screenreader.net.

Serotek Corporation

Owner: Mike Calvo

Address: 1128 Harmon Place Ste.310 , Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

Business Contact: Ricky Enger

Phone: 612-246-4818

Website: http://www.serotek.com

Email: info@serotek.com

Business: Serotek is a company whose mission is to provide Accessibility anywhere to all blind people, regardless of their economic status. Serotek believes that accessibility is a right, not a privilege, and that a person should be able to access information and perform tasks from any public computer, not just a computer specifically configured for the purpose. To this end, Serotek has created a number of affordable and easy-to-use cloud-based solutions to serve the needs of the community.

Learn more about Serotek Corporation.

Settled In - Home Search and Relocations Services, Tasmania

Owner: Dale Reardon

Address: P.O Box 130, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005, Australia

Phone: 03 6286 7305

Website: http://www.settledin.com.au

Email: dale@settledin.com.au

Business: Settled In is a Home Search and Relocation Services company, operating in Tasmania helping those relocating to or moving within Tasmania. We provide relocation and settling assistance to those moving to or within Tasmania, and home search services for anyone wanting to buy a property in Tasmania.

Learn more about Settled In - Home Search and Relocations Services, Tasmania.

Victory Associates LTD, Inc.

Owner: Olusegun Ogidan

Address: 6403 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220, USA

Phone: 303-399-4177

Email: ukekearuaro@valtdnet.com

Business: We specialize in durable medical equipment and supplies; product lines include: Diabetic shoes and supplies, glucometers, blood pressure monitors, gauze pads, wound care and skin dressing supplies, nutritional supplements - Glucerna, Ensure, Boost; walking canes, walkers, underarm and forearm crutches, powder-free latex gloves, manual and power wheelchairs, sputum mugs, male and female urinals, leg bags, bedside drainage bags, adult undergarments, baby wipes, iodine prep packs, QTips, nail care products, diabetic socks, back and sit cushions, gait belts, thermometers, stethoscopes, hospital beds, mattresses, and nebulizers. We also offer Moneygram transfer services.

Learn more about Victory Associates LTD, Inc..

Voicesforhire.ca

Owner: Darryl Parsons

Address: 591 Garside Drive, Peterborough, ON K9H 7C8, Canada

Phone: 705-761-2561

Website: http://www.voicesforhire.ca

Email: darryl@voicesforhire.ca

Business: Professional voice over service. We record and produce audio for your business or personal needs including radio commercials, telephone answering systems, video narration and audio for web sites. Your creativity and imagination are the only limit.

Learn more about Voicesforhire.ca.

Your Eternal Essence, LLC

Owner: Ann Bliss

Address: P.O Box 2428-PMB11908, Pensacola, FL 32513, USA

Phone: 845-282-0643

Website: http://www.youreternalessence.com

Email: youreternalessence@gmail.com

Business: Ann Bliss is an intuitive healer who custom blends essential oils to match an individual's perfect vibration where anything is possible. Ann is highly skilled in pain and stress reduction as well as emotional release through energetic healing. Health consultations are complimentary. Custom blended perfumes and skin creams are also created.

Learn more about Your Eternal Essence, LLC.