Serving people with vision and hearing loss throughout North Carolina

About Us

Equalize Sensory Services is a North Carolina contract company that provides instruction to visually impaired and hearing impaired children and adults from the Mountains to the Coast in schools, homes, businesses and organizations.

In addition to our regular Services, Equalize can also provide:

  • Professional development trainings
  • Mentorship to new VI and HI professionals

Each Team Member is certified and experienced in their specialty and is dedicated to providing quality instruction to help people with vision and hearing loss to achieve their fullest potential!

The Equalize Team is directed and supported by Kim Hudson, a TVI and O&M Specialist with 20+ years of experience. 

Director, Kim Hudson

Kimberly HudsonKim Hudson has been a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialist for over 20 years. She has served children and adults with visual impairment and blindness from the ages of birth to 90. Kim’s passion for the field began at Florida State University, where she graduated with a Master of Science in Visual Disabilities before making North Carolina home. Kim has worked as an itinerant teacher for public schools in many areas of North Carolina, both as an employee and as a private contractor, as well as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist with the Division of Services for the Blind.


Equal Eyes Vision Services was born in 2012, when Kim expanded her personal contracting business to reach more visually impaired needs across the state.  The company focus expanded to include services for people with hearing loss in 2021 and the name was changed to Equalize Sensory Services to be inclusive to both disciplines.  Kim is passionate about bringing quality VI and HI services to every corner of the state and ensuring that no child or adult with vision loss or hearing loss goes unserved.  Kim has made it her mission to improve the quality of sensory support services in North Carolina by offering Professional Development opportunities, presenting at conferences, serving on the NCAER Board, and recruiting talented VI and HI professionals to the beautiful state of North Carolina. Kim enjoys spending her free time volunteering, being outdoors, attending church, and spending quality time with her two sweet daughters and fun-loving dog.

The Equalize Sensory Services office is located in Apex, North Carolina. Kim serves a caseload of awesome kids, directs her Team and is also the Founder of Eye Shine Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports recreation and social opportunities for youth with visual impairment.


Assistant Director, Lori Tryon

Lori Tryon is the Assistant Director of Equalize Sensory Services. She earned her degree from Kutztown University in 1988 with a B.S. in Education with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology. She recently earned her M. Ed in school administration from Capella University. Lori served as a speech therapist in New Jersey for seven years before moving to N.C. Most recently she has served as an EC teacher, EC Director, and Assistant Principal for a local N.C. charter school. She has a wide variety of experience in working with students in age from Pre-K to high school.

Lori resides in Apex with her husband of 28 years. She has two daughters both in college; one attending N.C. State and one attending UNC-Wilmington.

 

 


Lead Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Annette Vinding

Annette VindingAnnette Vinding is the Lead Teacher of the Visually Impaired at Equalize Sensory Services.  She grew up outside of San Jose, California, when “Silicon Valley” was full of low tech and fruit orchards. She has been teaching students with visual impairments since 1979 when she graduated with a Masters in Education of Visually Impaired from San Francisco State University. Annette has been an itinerant TVI in Tacoma, Washington; Fairfield, Connecticut; and Navasota and Madison Counties in Texas. She participated in the Mentorship program through Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired during her years in Texas. In North Carolina, Annette has been an itinerant teacher for school age students, as well as for infants and toddlers. She has worked as a research assistant for a grant about infants and toddlers with visual impairments. Throughout her years as a TVI she has presented on literacy issues at VI conferences. Annette enjoys her students and is also privileged to work with parents, and other VI and related service professionals and para-professionals who make her job do-able! Annette enjoys the outdoors, hiking with her dog and lives in Burlington, North Carolina.

Tracey Measamer

Tracey MeasamerTracey Measamer is the Lead Teacher of the Deaf at Equalize Sensory Services. She earned her degree in Education of Deaf Children, from the University of North Carolina. Having taught largely in public schools since 1999, she is experienced in self-contained, residential, separate, resource and itinerant settings. Her career includes in depth teaching experience in Auditory-Verbal, American Sign Language, Total Communication, Auditory-Oral, and Cued Speech. In addition to teaching toddlers and school aged children, she teaches American Sign Language at the collegiate level, and has presented at various trainings and conferences throughout her career. She also serves on the State Advisory Board for the outcomes of Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children, and is an active member of the North Carolina Association of the Deaf, Hearing Loss Association of America, and the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Tracey resides in beautiful central North Carolina with her loving husband and her handsome sons, and can usually be found with a book in her hand when she isn’t teaching or traveling.