A Great American Workforce

National Industries for the Blind is the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind. We’re helping thousands of Americans who are blind succeed in any career they choose.

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Meet National Industries for the Blind

Our mission is to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining, and improving employment. NIB and its network of associated nonprofit agencies are the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind.

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NSITE

NIB’s talent management enterprise, NSITE, provides a continuum of employment services that connect employers with talented, dedicated people who are blind, visually impaired, and/or veterans to meet their workforce needs. NSITE empowers people who are blind to build successful careers in fields of their choosing.

Making an Impact

  • 4,713

    Number of NIB and NIB associated agency employees who are blind across the country

  • $119M

    Wages and benefits paid by NIB associated agencies to employees who are blind

  • 63,511

    Number of people who are blind who receive rehabilitation services from NIB associated agencies

  • 369

    Number of people who are blind who earned promotions or obtained competitive positions with NIB associated agencies or other organizations

Latest Updates

  • A Summer Reading List Treasure Trove
    My December 9, 2020, NIB Connection post introduced BARD Mobile, the talking books smartphone app released by the United States […]
  • BISM Prepares People Who Are Blind to Attain Their Dream
    Headquartered in Baltimore, NIB associated nonprofit agency Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM), has been providing employment opportunities and […]
  • A DECADE OF REPRESENTATION – PART 2
    NIB’s Advocates for Leadership and Employment program prepares high-potential employees who are blind to advocate for themselves, their agencies, and […]
  • A DECADE OF REPRESENTATION – PART 1
    NIB’s Advocates for Leadership and Employment program prepares high-potential employees who are blind to advocate for themselves, their agencies, and […]

Opportunity Magazine

Opportunity is our quarterly magazine that highlights the unlimited capabilities of people who are blind in NIB’s network.

Read this quarter’s publication.