Nominate the most blind-friendly businesses

Nominations are open for the inaugural Axy Awards for the most blind-friendly businesses in Lake and Sumter Counties and The Villages. We want to hear your nominations for the most “blind-friendly” of these 20 categories:

  1. Restaurant
  2. Grocery store
  3. Clothing store
  4. Pharmacy
  5. Customer service
  6. Movie theatre
  7. Food delivery
  8. Online retailer
  9. Transportation
  10. Bowling alley
  11. Bank
  12. Exercise center
  13. Book service
  14. Doctor
  15. Hospital
  16. Community resource
  17. Nail salon
  18. Hair salon
  19. Utility company
  20. Cell phone provider

Did a restaurant have readily-available large print or Braille menus? Did a clerk at that clothing store go above and beyond to help you? Which local company has award-winning accessibility?

Nominate your most blind-friendly businesses online at: If you would like a paper ballot or to complete the survey by phone, call New Vision’s office at 352-435-5040. In September, we will hold a final vote. The most blind-friendly in each category will receive awards at our annual luncheon on December 6.