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National Industries for the Blind to Debut at Outdoor Retailer’s 2013 Winter Market

NIB to Showcase Outdoor Products Made by People Who Are Blind in Effort to Build Commercial Partnerships

January 23, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT – For the first time ever, National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind or visually impaired, will attend the 2013 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. NIB (booth #62047) will join hundreds of the nation’s most popular outdoor retailers and manufacturers at the largest winter sports industry gathering in the world.

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National Industries for the Blind Supports Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

NIB Calls for Senate Support of United Nations’ Treaty

December 3, 2012, Alexandria, VA – National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s leading employment resource for people who are blind, announced their support for the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today. On the 20th International Day of Persons with Disabilities, NIB urges the Senate to ratify the treaty created by the United Nations that protects the rights of people living with disabilities, including equal treatment and non-discrimination in access to employment.

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National Industries for the Blind and NEXCOM Join Forces to Enhance Service to Customers

NIB President and CEO Kevin A. Lynch and NEXCOM Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Bianchi Sign Joint Statement of Guiding Principles

October 3, 2012, ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) signed a joint statement of guiding principles during a special ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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National Industries for the Blind and DeCA Join Forces to Enhance Service to Customers

NIB President and CEO Kevin A. Lynch and DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu Sign Joint Vision Statement

October 3, 2012, ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) signed a joint vision statement during a special ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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National Industries for the Blind and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Join Forces to Enhance Service to Customers

NIB President and CEO Kevin A. Lynch and Exchange Director/CEO Tom A. Shull Sign Joint Statement of Guiding Principles

October 3, 2012, ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) signed a joint statement of guiding principles during a special ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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National Industries for the Blind Named Best Place to Work in Virginia for Second Year in a Row

November 26, 2012, Alexandria, VA – For the second year in a row, National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s leading employment resource for people who are blind or visually impaired, was named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group.

The Best Places to Work list is a comprehensive assessment of how employees perceive their jobs, covering topics that range from leadership and compensation, to teamwork and work-life balance.

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Survey Shows Greater Acceptance, Confidence and Support For Employing People Who Are Blind or Have Significant Disabilities

Private Sector and Individuals, Along with the Federal Government and Nonprofits, Have Important Roles to Play

New AbilityOne 75th Anniversary Website Now Available

WASHINGTON, DC, November 28, 2012 – According to a survey released today by the U.S. AbilityOne CommissionTM, Americans have growing confidence in the work capabilities of people who are blind or have significant disabilities, and they support programs such as the AbilityOne® Program even more strongly than results revealed in a similar study conducted in 2009.

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Rep. Brooks Commends Redstone Arsenal BSC for Outstanding Customer Service and Commitment to Creating Employment for People Who Are Blind

Congressman Tours Base Supply Center

January 6, 2012, HUNTSVILLE, AL, – Earlier this week, the Redstone Arsenal Base Supply Center (BSC) hosted Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL-05) for a special tour of its operations.  Rep. Brooks had the opportunity to meet with some of the high-skilled employees who are blind and provide high-quality products and services to military personnel.

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National Industries for the Blind Announces Appointments to Board of Directors

New Chairman and Vice Chairman Named

February 9, 2012, ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Industries for the Blind (NIB) recently announced the election of its 2012-2013 Board of Directors and board officers following its annual board meeting at NIB headquarters.  The Honorable Gary J. Krump was elected to serve as Chairman and Ronald Tascarella was elected Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the NIB board.  Krump and Tascarella are part of a 20-member board representing the corporate, nonprofit and academic sectors.

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National Industries for the Blind Seeks Applicants for Joseph Roeder Assistive Technology Scholarship

Application Deadline May 5

April 4, 2012, ALEXANDRIA, VA, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) is seeking applicants for the Joseph Roeder Assistive Technology Scholarship, a $2,500 scholarship to an individual who is blind; interested in pursuing education in computer science, information systems or a related field; and pursuing a career in access technology. The scholarship is named in memory of Joe Roeder, who served as senior access technology specialist at NIB from 1997 until his death in 2010.

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