Happy Thanksgiving

As families and friends gather, NIB and its nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season.

Supporting Veterans Throughout the Year

As Veterans Day approaches, NIB and its associated nonprofit agencies are proud to recognize the vital role veterans of the U.S. armed forces play in today’s workforce. As an organization, we’re honored to count more than 500 veterans as employees in our nationwide network of associated agencies. Together with our associated agencies and our talent […]

NIB Celebrates 2022 Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award Winner Jennifer Holladay

To say Jennifer Holladay keeps busy as manager of information and volunteer services at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) is an understatement. Her role involves leading four staff members and hundreds of volunteers who help the agency throughout the year with special events, mailings, audio information services, and more. “My […]

NIB Celebrates 2022 Peter J. Salmon Award Winner Warren Walker

For Warren Walker, the 2022 Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award winner from Bestwork Industries for the Blind in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, being nominated by his co-workers as the agency’s employee of the year was particularly meaningful. Being selected by NIB as the national winner of the Salmon award is something he […]

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 to recognizing the work of employees with disabilities and the value they bring to the workplace. This year’s theme, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” emphasizes the vital role people with disabilities play in building […]

Texas Native Cindy Watson Returns Home

Cynthia Watson would take exception to Thomas Wolfe’s assertion that you can’t  go home again. The Texas native is indeed back home as president and CEO of the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, where she is making history herself as both the first female president and CEO and the first president […]

NIB Releases 2021 Annual Report

Throughout fiscal year 2021, NIB and its associated nonprofit agencies found themselves in a place few expected as continuing uncertainty and disruption required that they Adapt and Advance in the face of the lingering coronavirus pandemic. Yet despite the challenges of COVID-19, NIB made significant progress in enhancing the independence of Americans who are blind. […]

Happy Holidays from NIB!

As 2021 draws to a close, NIB and its nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies wish you and yours a pleasant holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2022. The NIB Connection will return on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

NIB Hosts Orientation for New Agency Executives

Last week, NIB hosted 26 new associated nonprofit agency leaders at NIB headquarters for New Executive Orientation (NEO). NIB hosts NEO each year to provide new members of the executive teams at associated agencies an introduction to NIB senior leadership and other key stakeholders, as well as an overview of how NIB can support their […]

Quality Work Environment Improves Workplaces

Launched in June 2010, the Quality Work Environment (QWE) program is an initiative of the U.S. AbilityOne Commission® that focuses on skill development and upward career mobility for employees who are blind. Recognizing that dynamic work environments require a flexible and continuous approach to improvement, the AbilityOne Commission developed the QWE program to help NIB […]