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New York State Preferred Source Program for People Who Are Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

New York State Preferred Source Program for People Who Are Blind
296 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 456-3587 (Fax)
(800) 421-9010 (Toll-Free)
customercare@nyspsp.org
https://nyspsp.org/

Brief Description

The New York State Preferred Source Program (NYSPSP) for people who are blind is a state-mandated initiative to create and sustain employment opportunities for New Yorkers who are blind or visually impaired.

State and local agencies are required to purchase products and services that appear on the Preferred Source List through the NYSPSP for people who are blind. These commodities are produced by eight affiliated nonprofit agencies in New York that employ people who are blind or visually impaired.

Effective December 1, 2012, under the authority designated by the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH), the administration of the NYSPSP for people who are blind transitioned to National Industries for the Blind (NIB). In this capacity, NIB manages order processing, customer service, sales, and accounting functions.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: New York State
Publications: Catalogs, sales literature, and www.ibnys.org website.

Staff

Barbara Gerber, Director of Finance, bgerber@ibnys.org
Carrie Laney, Executive Director

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Facilitates employment of blind and visually impaired at member work centers. Sells products (office supplies, janitorial supplies, linen and textiles, latex gloves, safety items, film and flags) manufactured at work centers online. Sells on-site and off-site services including warehousing, mailing, call centers, and CD replication.
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