Hope everyone's having a good week and dealing with the after-effects of the time change.
Today's "Welcome Wednesday" is Bearwood Reclaimed Furniture, and it's Deaf owner Dominick Fusco.
Dominick has owned Bearwood for 5 years, including 10 plus years experience in Carpentry
Dominick says - Before I invented this company, the only thing that was bothering me was all the broken furniture, home decors and abandoned wood that was sitting on the ground just rotting away. So, I figured if I could change one thing for them is to recycle and reuse it then it won’t be sitting on the ground useless or waiting to be destroyed. My job is to not to waste things. My job is to repurpose things to save the Earth and not to leave things to rot that Earth doesn’t want.
His quote is:
I believe in reuse and recycle because everything is a treasure
Hang in there! Winter is almost over!
Today's "Welcome Wednesday" is Brian Switzer - Deafblind Athlete.
Brian has been featured in the Alaskan Dispatch News and Runner’s World for his running exploits. He runs with the help of human guides and his running guide dog, Intrigue.
He was on the first team of all blind and visually impaired athletes to successfully complete a Ragnar Relay Ultra. He ran in the New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon. He is most known for running in the Equinox Marathon with his human guide, Marco, in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness! It is widely considered to be the fifth toughest marathon in the world.
Brian runs to raise awareness of Usher Syndrome and the abilities of people with disabilities. He also runs to support charities like the Usher Syndrome Coalition.
In April, he will be running in Genoa, Italy with fellow DeafBlind athlete, Alessandro! The adventure will be highlighted on Brian’s Facebook page.
Time for another Welcome Wednesday and today is "Swanson's Holistic Hands".
Gina Swanson provides holistic medicine tips in blogs/vlogs, workshops, and Holistic Life Coaching sessions in American Sign Language.
Gina is a Reiki Master and has 19 certificates from Reiki Rays Institute as well as certified by the International Center for Reiki Training.
She offers Holistic Practice training in Reiki, Essential Oils, Stones and Chakras all in ASL.
To find out more or to book a session, contact her by email at Swanson Holistic Hands.
Let's support a fellow Deafblind business owner!
Today's Spotlight is on eSight.
Who is eSight?
eSight transforms the way in which individuals with legal blindness experience the world around them, by allowing them to actually see it. As an organization, eSight is guided by the fundamental principle that Everyone Deserves to See. And this bold vision has been made a reality with its breakthrough pair of electronic glasses that allow the legally blind to actually see, be mobile, and participate in virtually all Activities of Daily Living.
What is eSight?
eSight is a breakthrough pair of electronic glasses that enables individuals living with legal blindness and low vision to actually see. Crucially, it provides sight, without the need for surgery. When a person with legal blindness puts eSight on, they are able to see in virtually the same manner as someone who is "normally sighted". eSight is the only clinically validated wearable device in existence that allows individuals with legal blindness to see, be mobile, work for a living, study, and engage in virtually all facets of their everyday life. These incredibly powerful electronic glasses record high-speed, high-resolution video from a camera positioned in the centre of eSight, to capture what the wearer is looking at in real time. Proprietary algorithms enhance the high definition video feed and displays it on two near-to-eye OLED screens in front of the user's eyes with unprecedented visual clarity and without any perceptible latency or delay. eSight's patented Bioptic Tilt capability also allows wearers to be completely mobile while using the device; so they can be completely independent and participate in virtually all Activities of Daily Living. Other features available to eSight users to maximize their visual experience include: unprecedented control over contrast, focus, and brightness; magnification (24x); and hyper-connectivity with Bluetooth, WiFI and HDMI capabilities.
eSight is available in 42 countries (and counting) An individual can try eSight, risk-free, before they make a full-purchase.
For further information on how to start one's eSight journey, please reach out to one of our Vision Advocates at eSightEyewear.com/Next-Steps or call 1.855.8eSight (1.855.837.4448).
Happy New Year everyone! Our first Welcome Wednesday of 2018 is Pepperbox Coffee!
Located in Austin, Texas, Pepperbox Coffee was the creation of two Deaf men - Mario Essig and Nicholas Buchanan, whose vision where a fast service establishment via drive-through where delicious beverages was being served.
So far, their first establishment is a trailer in the Rosedale community within Austin, Texas. They are nearing their first year of operation in the trailer as a model to test drive their menu and experience.
So, check them out, and if you're in Austin, grab a coffee!
Link - www.pepperboxcoffee.com
IG - @pepperbox.coffee
FB - pepperboxcoffee
Today's Welcome Wednesday is a Facebook Page called "The Flipside" which features short and funny clips about life as a Deaf person and ASL.
Whenever I see a new video from him in my Newsfeed, I know I'm going to have a good laugh. I hope you check him out!