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An Open Letter To Flying Blind, LLC Readership for Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

Greetings to all! I trust this message finds you well, and that our friends in the Northern Hemisphere are gearing up for Summertime, my favorite season of the four!

Over the past 12+ years, we at Flying Blind, LLC have been fortunate to have worked with a number of fantastic organizations and end users. We've participated in countless projects with the end goal of empowering as many persons as possible by assisting them in selecting appropriate technologies at prices that they can afford as well as shaping how they utilize these technologies within desktop and mobile environments - independence and efficiency has been at the heart of what we do.

More recently, we've begun to expand the scope of Flying Blind, LLC beyond the realm of assistive technologies, and have shifted our focus to more of an "accessibility" mindset - working with organizations committing to ensuring that electronic information is developed in an accessible and responsive manner. After all, without content that adheres to accessibility guidelines, the advancement of assistive technologies are somewhat irrelevant.

A few weeks ago, I was presented with a tremendous opportunity by The Paciello Group, an organization which, in my humble opinion, is the "Gold Standard" for deploying accessibility tools and services across Federal, State, and private sectors. I've been invited to join this dynamic group of professionals as a full-time employee, and as of June 1st 2018 I've begun my role as Director of Channel Sales and Strategic Partnerships. When one seizes new opportunities, more often than not, he must let current ones go. To that end, I'll be stepping back from Flying Blind, LLC to devote my focus to contributing to Paciello Group's collective accessibility effort. It's a bitter-sweet decision, but a decision that I am at peace with. Effective immediately, Flying Blind, LLC is no longer distributing its varying lines of refreshable Braille displays. We do have a few remaining used items in the "Sale" section of our online Store, along with an assortment of daily living aids. We hope to clear these sale items by June 30th 2018. I am also redirecting a number of accessibility-based trainings and presentations to my new employer. You'll still get the same "Larry"-style service, along with the same Larry-smile! But with a different W-9 attached to the preliminary paperwork.

We're currently sorting out proceeding with the weekly newsletter, which is being pre-empted this week. We are both humbled and honored that so many people continue to contribute to, receive, and read it, and we are exploring ways to keep it rolling with less personal involvement by me. We intend to carry on with the weekly publication in the short-term, as we sort out the particulars for the coming months.

I want to personally thank each and every one of you for bringing out the best of Larry, the person, over the past 12 years. You have all helped me to grow professionally and personally in countless ways. I'm very much looking forward to serving many of you in my new capacity with The Paciello Group. If you're curious as to the types of tools and services we offer, please feel free to reach out by email at accessibility@flying-blind.com.

In closing, thanks so much for taking the time to read this news. It was difficult to write, but necessary, and I'm blessed to be stepping away from Flying Blind, LLC on my terms. Wishing all of you a blessed month of June, and a safe and enjoyable Summer!

With much respect,

Larry L. Lewis, Jr.
President and Founder
Flying Blind, LLC

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