Wanting to help the many veterans blinded during World War I, philanthropist M.C. Migel forms American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) in 1921. He appoints Dr. Robert B. Irwin, a young teacher who lost his sight through illness, as AFB’s first Executive Director. Migel and Irwin later join their friend Dr. Peter J. Salmon in promoting the Wagner-O'Day legislation that secures a portion of the U.S. Government market for products made by people who are blind.
Below is a timeline of NIB's history. Click on a specific event title to read more.