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Fast Facts

NIB and its nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies are the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind. NIB delivers best value solutions—affordable, high-quality products and services tailored to customer requirements—all while helping people who are blind build meaningful careers.

Fast Facts:

NIB has 101 associated nonprofit agencies located in 38 states and Washington D.C. In FY2016, NIB and its associated nonprofit agencies:

  • Employed 5,824 people who are blind
  • Employed 4,365 people who are blind in FY2016 as part of the AbilityOne® Program
  • Created 319 new job opportunities for people who are blind
  • Paid more than $119 million in wages and benefits for employees who are blind
  • Paid an average hourly rate of $11.22
  • Offered rehabilitative services to 126,523 people who are blind nationwide
  • Operated 150 Base Supply Center stores on military and federal government facilities
  • Produced 7,000+ different products, including 5,000+ SKILCRAFT® products