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MINNEAPOLIS - Accent Signage Systems Incorporated specializes in interior signs that help the visually impaired.

The company holds a patent for technology that imprints Braille on things like hotel room numbers and restroom signs.

Companies in 38 countries use Accent's technology.

According to the company's Facebook page, Accent started as a part-time engraving business out of company president Reuven Rahamim's basement in 1984. It has grown significantly.

Accent now employs about 30 people and earns $5 to $10-million dollars each year.

Rahamim was one of several local business owners picked by Mayor RT Rybak to attend a March forum in Washington D-C on the economy and job creation.

He shared a photo of a sign at the White House that features his technology.

Staff at Accent also teaches job skills and trains inmates to build signs for the state.

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