Happy Holidays!

As 2022 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 2023. The NIB Connection will return on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

Lauren Branch Works to Increase Collaboration, Find Common Ground

Longtime advocate Lauren Branch is passionate about the need for organizations serving people who are blind to come together and find common ground to advance their interests. As president and CEO of NIB associated nonprofit agency NewView Oklahoma, a member of the NIB board of directors, and chair of the VisionServe Alliance executive committee, she […]

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 […]

Expanding Jobs, Investing in Youth

For nearly 90 years, NIB associated nonprofit agency Lighthouse for the Blind, St. Louis, has provided employment opportunities as well as educational and support services for people who are blind. The agency distinguishes itself by directing most of its community outreach efforts — and proceeds from its manufacturing activities — toward serving school-age children and […]

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 […]

PRIORITIZING WELLNESS

When Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services (BVRS) of Pittsburgh opened its doors as a manufacturer in 1910, no one could have imagined the opportunities it would present to people who are blind or visually impaired in 2022. Over the years, the NIB associated nonprofit agency has pursued cutting-edge employment opportunities and training while never forgetting […]

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 include facility planning, safety and ergonomics assessments, training, process analysis, and efficiency improvements – all designed to boost employment for people who are blind while ensuring workplace safety. “We believe the term ‘productivity engineering’ better […]