Press Releases

NIB reinforces its message by connecting with the media around the country, both as an organization and on behalf of our associated nonprofit agencies. Below are our most recent media releases.

For all media inquiries, email us at media@nib.org.

National Industries for the Blind Releases Nationwide Public Service Announcement Highlighting the Capabilities of People Who Are Blind

Alexandria, Virginia – National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, recently launched “Hire Me,” a public service announcement (PSA) that aims to dispel misconceptions about the capabilities of people who are blind in the workplace and encourage private and public employers to hire them.   “NIB has been a leader in […]

New Enterprise Tackles Workforce Diversity Challenges

NSITE launches to connect employers seeking diverse talent with people who are blind, visually impaired, and/or veterans ALEXANDRIA, VA, January 12, 2021 — As more employers recognize the positive impact a diverse workforce can have on innovation and productivity, NSITE, an enterprise launching today, is poised to become a go-to resource for employers seeking to […]

National Industries for the Blind Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Alexandria, Virginia – National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, is recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) throughout October. Now in its 75th year, the annual observance celebrates the workplace contributions of employees with disabilities and the value they bring to their organizations. To continue […]

Statement from National Industries for the Blind on the Passage of H.R. 4920 and Signing Into Law by the President

August 10, 2020—“National Industries for the Blind (NIB) applauds the passage of H.R. 4920 by Congress late last month, and its signing into law this weekend by President Donald Trump. This legislation helps preserve employment for hundreds of people who are blind nationwide, including veterans who are blind, who manufacture products and provide services for […]

National Industries for the Blind Awards Gidget Hopf Its Highest Honor for Growing Employment Opportunities for People Who Are Blind

Alexandria, Virginia—National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, will recognize Dr. A. Gidget Hopf with its highest honor, the R.B. Irwin Award, for her career achievements creating employment opportunities for people who are blind. The award honors the recently retired leader of NIB associated nonprofit agency […]