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Representing Agencies That Provide Employment for People Who Are Blind

Founded in Dallas in 2001, the National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NAEPB) is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a not-for-profit corporation and is certified as a 501(c)6 organization. The NAEPB is a membership organization of agencies from across the United States that share the common goal of providing employment for people who are blind.

The mission of the NAEPB is to represent and protect the collective interest of its member organizations to enable them to strengthen and maximize opportunities for people who are blind.

The NAEPB grew out of the General Council of Industries for the Blind, the body established in the Wagner-O'Day Act of 1938, to work with NIB and the U.S. AbilityOne Commission (the operating name for the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled) to represent agencies employing people who are blind.

Today, many of the 94 agencies associated with NIB are members of NAEPB, which will continue to recruit all NIB associated agencies into its membership. In addition, NAEPB accepts consumer groups and business partners that actively support the NAEPB mission. New members pay a one-time membership fee of $500, plus annual dues of $500 set by the NAEPB Board of Directors.

To learn more about NAEPB, visit

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