Kim Plantan

Kim HudsonKim Plantan 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 DHH 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 NC-AER Board, and recruiting talented VI and DHH 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 directs the Equalize 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.  

Kim is a mom to three teenage girls and one labradoodle, a wife, daughter, friend and has the honor of leading the Equalize Team.