Working with Blind Entrepreneurs who have Hearing Loss in the Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program Resource Guide

This resource guide was developed to assist Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program (BEP) staff working with blind entrepreneurs with hearing loss. It gives suggestions and strategies for accommodating these entrepreneurs in training activities, on-the-job, and at meetings. It also contains advice from blind entrepreneurs with hearing loss and from BEP staff experienced in working with this demographic. The guide can serve as one resource BEP staff can use when working with a blind entrepreneur with hearing loss for the first time. An additional purpose of this guide is to promote the fact that individuals with combined hearing and vision loss are and can be highly successful entrepreneurs in the Randolph-Sheppard Program.

Available in two formats:

Bybee, J. & LeJeune, B.J. (2014). Working with blind entrepreneurs who have hearing loss in the Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program. National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University. Retrieved from:

Special thanks to Beth Jordan, Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) Regional Representative, for her expert advice and guidance throughout the development of this resource guide.

Last Updated 06/12/2014