“It feels good to work with my hands,” said Joe. And in the past 25 years, Joe Hodgson has done a lot of that, repairingJoe Hodgson, Braille writer repairman 322 Braille writers as a volunteer for the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Joe’s specialized skills are an irreplaceable asset; his experience makes him one of a select few in the Midwest with the ability to maintain “braillers.”

“Without Joe’s services, people would have to send their Braille writers to an out-of-state company that charges a minimum of $50, just to have them looked at,” says Brent Perzentka, Sharper Vision Store Manager.