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2022 NIB/NAEPB Training Conference and Expo

Join us in Arlington, Virginia on October 3-7, 2022 to celebrate our associated agency employees of the year and access valuable training and partnership opportunities.

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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

  • 4,713

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

  • $119M

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

  • 63,511

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

  • 369

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

Latest Updates

  • NDEAM Promotes Employment for People Who Are Blind
    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a national observance led by the U.S. Department of Labor that’s dedicated […]
    When Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services (BVRS) of Pittsburgh opened its doors as a manufacturer in 1910, no one could […]
  • Reinventing Jobs to Improve Accessibility
    Previously known as rehabilitation engineering, NIB’s productivity engineering program offers a wide array of services to associated nonprofit agencies. Programs […]
  • INSIDE NSITE (part 2)
    NSITE, NIB’s a talent management enterprise, supports employers and job seekers who are blind, visually impaired, and/or veterans throughout the […]

Opportunity Magazine

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

Read this quarter’s publication.

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