Press Releases

NIB reinforces its message by connecting with the media around the country, both as an organization and on behalf of our associated nonprofit agencies. Below are our most recent media releases.

For all media inquiries, email us at media@nib.org.

New Podcast Champions the Brilliance and Resilience of the Blind and Visually Impaired Community

Heard & Empowered features in-depth interviews and personal stories of overcoming adversity   ALEXANDRIA, Va.—National Industries for the Blind (NIB) has launched a groundbreaking podcast that shares job and career insights, inspiration, and insider tips specifically tailored to the blind and visually impaired community. Working-age people who are blind have an unemployment rate of 70%. […]

A 55-Year-Old Pen is Still Transforming Lives

Embraced by the U.S. government and military, an iconic SKILCRAFT pen has been made according to 16-page specifications by National Industries for the Blind since 1968   ALEXANDRIA, Va.—National Industries for the Blind, the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, celebrated its 85th anniversary this year. At the same time, a highly […]

National Industries for the Blind Partners with America’s VetDogs to Provide Dog Collars and Leashes

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, has partnered with America’s VetDogs, a national nonprofit that trains and places guide and service dogs with veterans, first responders, and active duty service members with disabilities, to produce America’s VetDogs-branded dog collars and leashes. These products are […]

Artificial Intelligence is Making a Big Difference for People who are Blind

Google rolls out accessibility tools during National Disability Employment Awareness Month   ALEXANDRIA, Va.—October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, with the 2023 theme of “Advancing Access and Equity.” National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind, celebrates the contributions of individuals who are blind year-round. This month, […]