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Pledge to support opportunities for people who are blind, enabling them to shape their own futures with fulfilling, upwardly mobile careers, in essential industries like manufacturing and supply chain management.

I pledge to support National Industries for the Blind’s mission by:

Empowering Through Employment:
Supporting the AbilityOne® Program, a small government program committed to providing career opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities.
Championing Independence:
Creating pathways for people who are blind to become wage earners and taxpayers, reducing their reliance on government support and increasing engagement with their communities.
Boosting U.S.-Based Manufacturing:
Building a strong industrial base and providing economic opportunities for people who are blind through U.S.-based manufacturing.
Your pledge is powerful because it helps amplify voices that often go unheard. When you stand with NIB, you support people who are blind and empower them to build their own American Dream.

Stand With Us

Inclusion Matters: NIB champions inclusive employment, empowering individuals and fostering a diverse workforce.

As the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, National Industries for the Blind is a steadfast advocate for equal opportunities. People who are blind working in NIB’s nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies take pride in supplying our warfighters and keeping the nation’s defense industrial base strong. We support individuals who are blind or visually impaired in charting their preferred career path. Our workplaces offer training and professional development opportunities that foster confidence and expertise. Our mission challenges common misconceptions, illustrates the value of inclusivity, and advances a more equitable future for our country.

Supporting Veterans
Delivering Training and Professional Development
Boosting U.S. Manufacturing
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Building Rewarding Careers

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Meet our Employees

Since 1938, we’ve worked to strengthen the American economy by creating meaningful careers for people who are blind. See what people who are blind achieve through employment in NIB’s network of associated agencies.

Enhancing Economic and Personal Independence
Keeping the U.S. Defense Industrial Base Strong

Connect With Your Constituents

Highlighting 2022’s Impact

People who are blind employed at NIB and NIB associated nonprofit agencies across the country
Wages and benefits paid to employees who are blind by NIB associated agencies
Number of people who are blind receiving rehabilitation services through NIB associated nonprofit agencies in 2022
Number of people who are blind who were promoted or obtained positions with NIB associated agencies or other organizations

AbilityOne® Champions

AbilityOne® Congressional Champions support our mission to enhance the economic and personal independence of people who are blind or have significant disabilities. Learn how you can work with NIB associated agencies in your state or district to demonstrate your support through congressional actions and become an AbilityOne Congressional Champion.


Senator John Boozman (R-AR)

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Senator James Lankford (R-OK)

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)

Senator Tod Young (R-IN)


Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS4)

Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY5)

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA1)

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY24)

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC5)

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX17)

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI6)