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National Industries for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

National Industries for the Blind
1310 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314-1691
(703) 310-0500 (Local)
(703) 310-0488 (Fax)
communications@nib.org
www.nib.org

Brief Description

For 75 years, NIB has focused on enhancing the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB and its nationwide network of more than 90 associated nonprofit agencies serve as the largest employer of people who are blind by the sale of SKILCRAFT® and other products and services through the AbilityOne Program. For more information on NIB and its 75th anniversary, visit www.nib75years.org.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Clients served on average per year: 160,000 people who are blind receive rehabilitative services from NIB associated agencies
Number of staff: 160
Staff description: NIB staff work with more than 90 associated nonprofit agencies nationwide, which employ nearly 6,000 people who are blind
Geographic area served: Nationwide throughout United States
Publications: NIB Annual Report; Opportunity Magazine

Staff

Kevin Lynch, President and CEO, (703) 310-0500, klynch@nib.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • NIB's associated nonprofit agencies nationwide offer rehabilitative services to more than 160,000 people who are blind.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • NIB's associated nonprofit agencies nationwide employ people who are blind in a variety of product and service areas. CareersWithVision is an online employment resource available to people who are blind and seeking employment at NIB associated nonprofit agencies. This search engine is a collaborative effort between NIB and AFB. Visit http://www.nib.org/careers-training/careerswithvision. NIB's Wounded Warrior Program offers training, job placement, career opportunities and guidance with transition to civilian life for veterans who are wounded with any type of injury, including those who are blind. NIB's Business Leaders Program provides training and on-the-job experience to encourage professional development and prepare individuals who are blind for rewarding, successful careers in business. NIB's Contract Management Support (CMS) Training Program assists in the development of high-growth career opportunities for people who are blind by providing high-level training in the field of contract management.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • NIB mentors and supports its associated nonprofit agencies through business development, program management and marketing and sales.
  • Professional Training
    • NIB's Business Leaders Program provides training and on-the-job experience to encourage professional development and prepare individuals who are blind for rewarding, successful careers in business. NIB's Contract Management Support (CMS) Training Program assists in the development of high-growth career opportunities for people who are blind by providing high-level training in the field of contract management.

Members

Alphapointe

Arizona Industries for the Blind

Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired-Charleston

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester, Inc.

Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc.

Aurora of Central New York

Beacon Lighthouse

Bestwork Industries for the Blind

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh

Blind Center of Nevada

Blind Enterprises of Oregon

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland

Bosma Enterprises

Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Center for the Visually Impaired

Center for the Visually Impaired

Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Chester County Association for the Blind

Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Cleveland Sight Center

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind

Earle Baum Center of the Blind

East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind | The Lighthouse

Ed Lindsey Industries for the Blind

El Paso Lighthouse for the Blind

Florida Center for the Blind

ForSight Vision

Georgia Industries for the Blind

IN-SIGHT

Industries for the Blind

Industries of the Blind

Junior Blind of America

Keystone Blind Association

LC Industries

LC Industries for the Blind

Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches

Lighthouse for the Blind-St. Louis

Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Inc.

Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse of Houston

Lion's Services

Lions Center for the Blind

Lions Volunteer Blind Industries/Opportunity East

Louisiana Association for the Blind

Midwest Enterprises for the Blind

Mississippi Industries for the Blind

New Mexico Commission for the Blind

NewView Oklahoma

North Central Sight Services, Inc.

Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany

Olmsted Center for Sight

RLCB, Inc (Formerly Raleigh Lions Clinic for the Blind)

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind

Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (formerly DBA Tucson Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired)

Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired

Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

the Seeing Hand Association, Inc.

Travis Association for the Blind

Utah Industries for the Blind

Vision Rehabilitation Services

VisionCorps

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Washington-Greene Association for the Blind

West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind

Westmoreland County Blind Association

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind: Asheville Division

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