National Industries for the Blind (NIB) is the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind. For more than eight decades, we have been creating jobs, supporting service members and veterans, and helping our employees who are blind live independent lives. Whether supporting military operations or disaster and humanitarian response efforts, NIB answers the nation's calls to service. Our jobs are real and they matter.
We provide critical products and deliver a range of professional services that keep the American economy strong. Our highly skilled employees operate advanced, high-tech machinery in modern facilities. They take pride in contributing to the nation’s economy through their chosen craft.
NIB partners with approximately 100 nonprofit agencies across the country. Use our agency locator to find an agency near you.
We offer job training, placement, career opportunities, and guidance in transitioning to civilian life for veterans each year. Our associated agencies employ hundreds of our nation’s veterans, including veterans who are blind.
We provide the U.S. military with critical services and products to equip and protect warfighters at home and abroad. We also maintain continuity and availability of essential products and services for our nation's veterans. Our employees are based in the United States and are proud to serve those who serve in the military.
We enhance inclusiveness for people who are blind at work and in their communities, and provide equal opportunities for all, regardless of level of vision. We use best-in-class accessible technology and universal design to enable people who are blind to flourish alongside their sighted counterparts. Greater independence enables our employees to support their local economies and become more involved in their communities.
We supply personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies to help health care professionals, first responders, the U.S. military, and governments at all levels fight COVID-19. We also deliver essential services that assist governments and citizens in recovery efforts. Our employees are proud to help the nation during times of need.
A good job with competitive wages and benefits means greater independence. Steady employment helps our employees achieve their financial goals, whether it’s buying a home, paying for college, or supporting their families. We provide the economic and personal independence that helps people who are blind live the American Dream.
We create more than jobs. We create dynamic careers for Americans who are blind—careers that offer opportunities for professional growth and advancement. These positions are real, and they matter. Our associated agencies employ thousands of people who are blind—many in executive positions—and generate hundreds of new careers each year while paying more than $123 million in wages and benefits annually.