About Us

  • Lesa Kretschmer, President

    Lesa Kretschmer, President of Florida Reading and Vision Technology, has been working with the Visually Impaired and Blind since 1993.

    A dedicated professional, Lesa is committed to placing adaptive technology exactly where it belongs, in the hands of the end user.

    "I have seen adaptive technology dramatically improve people's lives, whether it's assisting someone back into the workplace, enlarging a student's potential or helping a senior citizen maintain their independence."

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  • John Ryan

    John Ryan is Florida Vision Technology Center’s Store Manager since 2012. John is an Assistive Technology Specialist with training in the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) Program from Florida State University (FSU). In addition, he has over 20 years experience as a computer consultant in the Government and Private sectors. “It makes me feel good to be part of the Florida Vision Technology family that values being a premier resource to the visually impaired community.” The center offers assessments, training, and technology evaluations on a wide array of vision aids and appliances.” Visit the Store at 650 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311. Send John an email at store@floridareading.com

  • Janice Rossetti

    Janice brings Florida Vision Technology over 12 years of quality customer service and sales experience and is dedicated to helping others. Being visually impaired herself, she is aware of the different needs individuals have and is proud to assist with bringing a wide variety and the newest assistive technology into the Florida Vision Technology store. Her willingness to listen, address concerns, and provide product information is what she strives for with each and every person. She understands that choosing the right assistive device is key to living independently and achieving personal goals. Send Janice an email: janice@floridareading.com

  • Tony del Campo

    As South Florida Computer Specialist for Florida Reading and Vision Technology, Tony del Campo has nearly 18 years hands-on computer experience. The expertise he brings to Florida Reading and Vision Technology and its clients is extraordinary! Tony's services include set-up and installation of various computer-related components, software installation, troubleshooting, Internet access, back-up utilities, networking solutions and much more.

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  • Carla Rosales

    A recent graduate of Florida International University, Carla received her Bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance in 2014. She has performed in various community events and university concerts including solos in Hebrew and Spanish. Classically trained, she also enjoys singing in Latin, Italian, French and German. She has taught voice
    lessons to people of all ages and musical abilities, including those who have visual impairments. She found that she especially enjoyed working with the VI community through her participation
    at the Lighthouse of Broward.

    Florida Reading and Vision Technology, Inc. provides her the opportunity to work one-on-one with them. Also thanks to FRAVTI, she has found the Lime Lighter, a powerful music recognition system that will magnify and play music for musicians and music lovers alike who have visual impairments. She is excited to showcase this new technology that will surely help many musicians around the nation access printed music.

  • Annika Kretschmer

    A recent graduate from the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, Annika received her Bachelor’s Art in History as well as a minor in Education. Over the course of three years at USFSP she was able to continue to work at Florida Reading & Vision Technology. Annika has been a part of Florida Reading for many years, helping out at trade shows and in the main office. Now a college graduate located on the west coast of Florida, she hopes to increase her connections with the Blind and Visually impaired individuals.

    Annika has volunteered at the Foundation Fighting BlindnessVision Walks, Florida’s Braille Challenge and Cane Quest. She has also set up CCTV’s in senior’s homes and trained them on using their new reading machine. In the fall of 2016 she is starting grad school, pursuing a Masters of Social Work, with a desire to work with foster care children. You can email Annika: annika@floridareading.com

  • Florida Reading & Vision Center

    When you are in the Ft. Lauderdale area, visit Florida Reading & Vision Center, our retail location. The store is located at Lighthouse of Broward County, 650 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311. Call the Florida Reading & Vision Center at (954) 525-5311.

    Florida Reading and Vision Center carries a wide array of products noted on our website. Other useful items for the blind and visually impaired in our store include: Desktop Video Magnifiers (CCTVs), Magnifiers (from 2x to 12.5x), Portable Video Magnifiers, Computer Screen Magnification Software, Large Print Keyboards, Talking Watches, Scales, Clocks and Thermometers, Big Button Telephones, Cordless Phones and Universal Remote Controls, Magnifying Glasses for Near, Intermediate and Distance Viewing, TV Glasses, Kitchen & Craft Aids, Low Vision Games, Large Print Calendars, Address Books, Check Registers and Bold Line Paper, Solar Sun Shields in a Variety of Tints, Magnifying Lamps & Specialty Lighting, Magnifying Mirrors, Braille Items (Watches, Slates and Games), Portable Talking Book Players and Recorders.

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