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Blue text reading Champion Employment Growth

This year, NIB and its nearly 100 associated nonprofit agencies are focusing their public policy efforts on one goal: urging Congress to adopt a mandatory 1% AbilityOne Program utilization goal for the Department of Defense.

By formalizing this goal and nearly doubling the DOD’s current utilization of the AbilityOne Program, tens of thousands more Americans who are blind or have significant disabilities could have the opportunity to build meaningful careers.


Engage for Change
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Meet National Industries for the Blind

Our mission is to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining, and improving employment. NIB and its network of associated nonprofit agencies are the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind.

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NIB’s talent management enterprise, NSITE, provides a continuum of employment services that connect employers with talented, dedicated people who are blind, visually impaired, and/or veterans to meet their workforce needs. NSITE empowers people who are blind to build successful careers in fields of their choosing.

Making an Impact

  • 5,237

    Number of NIB and NIB associated agency employees who are blind across the country

  • $165M

    Wages and benefits paid by NIB associated agencies to employees who are blind

  • 105,345

    Number of people who are blind who receive rehabilitation services from NIB associated agencies

  • 336

    Number of people who are blind who earned promotions or obtained competitive positions with NIB associated agencies or other organizations

Latest Updates

Opportunity Magazine

Opportunity is a magazine that highlights the unlimited capabilities of people who are blind in NIB’s network.

Read the spring 2024 edition.

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