Strategic Partners (part 1)

To enhance the personal and economic independence of people who are blind, NIB forms strategic partnerships with government agencies, commercial businesses, and training organizations. These partnerships champion NIB’s mission and enable both partners and customers to gain an appreciation of the capabilities of people who are blind. Government Partners Help Grow Opportunities In October 2020, […]

NSITE’s Jonathan Lucus Discusses Recruiting Challenges with Washington Business Journal

Jonathan Lucus, executive director of NIB’s talent management enterprise, NSITE, joined Washington Business Journal (WBJ) Publisher Alex Orfinger recently on WBJ’s Executive Insights to discuss the challenges companies face in today’s tight labor market. Lucus explained how NSITE is working to open up new avenues for employers to diversify their talent search by connecting them […]

NIB Products Manager Dispels Myths

NIB Textiles Product Manager Donielle Lorelli recently penned a blog article for SEAMS, a proponent of the Made in America movement that deems itself the “association and voice of the U.S. sewn products industry.” The association provides an opportunity each month for members of the millennial generation to share their thoughts on the SEAMS blog. […]

Educating Employers to Build Careers

Doug Goist, workforce development program manager for NSITE, National Industries for the Blind’s (NIB) talent management enterprise, spoke with Shelly Howser, host of the Disability Talks: Don’t Dis My Ability podcast for Abilities in Motion in November and December 2021. Abilities in Motion, located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, offers services, education, and advocacy for more […]

NIB President Named to List of Influential Virginia Leaders

National Industries for the Blind President and CEO Kevin Lynch was recently recognized by Virginia Business magazine as a member of its “Virginia 500” list. The Virginia 500 list acknowledges influential leaders throughout the state of Virginia who are making meaningful impacts in their communities. Virginia Business magazine covers news and economic activity in every […]

Celebrating Employees with Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a national campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy. NDEAM raises awareness about employment issues facing people with disabilities and celebrates their contributions to our country. NDEAM’s roots go back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first […]

Industrial Equipment News Focuses on Manufacturing Employees Who Are Blind

Industrial Equipment News recently published an interview with National Industries for the Blind (NIB) President and CEO Kevin Lynch that explains how NIB became a pivotal provider for the U.S. government and military after its establishment in 1938 and how it continues to fill that role today. Noting the NIB and its network of associated […]

Global Survey Offers Insight on Employment Trends of People Who Are Blind

At its recent General Assembly, the World Blind Union (WBU) released findings from an Employment Survey sponsored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and several other organizations benefitting people who are blind. The results offer insights into workforce trends for people who are blind or visually impaired, including information about some of the largest […]

Veterans at NIB Agencies Continue to Serve (Part 2)

As we prepare for Military Appreciation Month, NIB is spotlighting a few of the more than 550 military veterans employed at NIB associated nonprofit agencies. Daryl Wells and Davian Andrews are two veterans who have built careers at Industries of the Blind (IOB), headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.  People who think there is rivalry between branches of the military have […]

Veterans at NIB Agencies Continue to Serve (Part 1)

May will soon be here and with it, Military Appreciation Month. NIB associated nonprofit agencies are proud of the work they do to support the military and America’s veterans, including employing more than 550 veterans. Today, we spotlight two military veterans who are blind who continue to serve our country through their employment with NIB associated agencies.  Rick Medina was following in his brother’s footsteps when he […]