Answering the Nation’s Call to Service in Response to COVID-19

National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and its nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies manufacture and deliver thousands of critical products that are helping the nation respond to COVID-19, including personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, cleaning products and disinfectants, first aid kits, exam gloves, and toilet paper, and more. People who are blind are proud to support their local communities and the nation at large.

People who are blind are also doing their part to keep America’s Defense Industrial Base strong by providing critical products like the helmets and uniforms soldiers wear every day as National Guard units are deployed around the country. And they are helping to maintain continuity and availability of essential services for our nation’s veterans, operating switchboards for medical centers run by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and manufacturing prescription bottles for VA hospitals and pharmacies.

Read NIB’s national press release about its COVID-19 response.

Read below to learn more about how people who are blind working at NIB associated agencies are answering our nation’s call to service.

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Read the infographic to understand the breadth and depth of our response

COVID-19 Response and Impact

Learn how NIB and NIB’s associated agencies are answering the nation’s call to service and navigating challenging times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keeping Communities Connected During the Pandemic (Part 1)

Keeping Communities Connected During the Pandemic (Part 2)

Keeping America Strong

April is National Volunteer Month

The Behind-the-Scenes Workforce Supporting Our Nation During COVID-19

Accessible Technology for the COVID-19 Crisis

In the News

Read how NIB associated agencies are responding to the COVID-19 crisis as told through local media stories.