Oklahoma Agency Supports Wildland Firefighters

Employees who are blind working at NIB associated nonprofit agency NewView Oklahoma, in Oklahoma City, are playing an important role in fighting the fires ravaging the western United States this year. Since August, the agency has had 20 or more full-time employees who are blind – including the plant manager – assembling wildland fire hoses […]

Saluting A Great American Workforce

As the season winds down and people look forward to one final long summer holiday weekend, it is important to pause and remember what Labor Day is about: A day to recognize the social and economic achievements of the people who make up the American workforce and their many contributions to our country’s strength, prosperity, […]

Innovative Solutions Keep NABA Thriving

NIB associated nonprofit agency Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) is adept at finding solutions to difficult problems, so its ability to rise to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic is no surprise. In addition to the rehabilitation services offered to people who are blind in eastern New York, NABA also creates […]

NYSPSP Names New Executive Director

NIB manages the New York State Preferred Source Program For New Yorkers Who Are Blind (NYSPSP), a state-mandated initiative that creates and sustains employment for people who are blind. NYSPSP directs state and local government agencies in New York to purchase pre-approved products and services produced by affiliated nonprofit agencies in the state that employ […]

Desert Oasis

Since its founding in 1955, NIB associated nonprofit agency The Blind Center of Nevada, located in Las Vegas, has focused on helping people who are blind adapt to vision loss. But the Center also helps members develop their creative potential through a variety of programs focused on the arts. A strong performing music program offers […]

NIB Recognizes Service Excellence

Each year, NIB recognizes the outstanding achievements of a participant who is blind in the Contract Management Support (CMS) services program and three AbilityOne Base Supply Center® (BSC) teams.  Outstanding CMS Participant: Tanee Wall  VisionCorps, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  Tanee Wall began her CMS career at NIB associated nonprofit agency VisionCorps in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as a contract closeout specialist in January 2017. Since then, she has been assigned to a number of contracts […]

NIB Celebrates 2020 Milton J. Samuelson Award Winner Sarah Heesen

Praised as a self-starter and team player with a tireless commitment to helping others, the recipient of the 2020 Milton J. Samuelson Award, Sarah Heesen, credits her success to other women who are blind who have inspired her. “While I am enormously grateful, I must admit that the Samuelson honor came a bit out of […]

NIB Celebrates 2020 Peter J. Salmon Award Winner Pam Chesser

Widely respected for her exemplary work record, professionalism, and positive attitude, it was Pam Chesser’s reputation as the go-to person at NIB associated nonprofit agency Travis Association for the Blind, better known as the Austin Lighthouse, that helped her bring home the Peter J. Salmon Award. The Award, which honors employees who excel in their […]

Veterans at NIB Agencies Continue to Serve (Part 2)

As we prepare for Military Appreciation Month, NIB is spotlighting a few of the more than 550 military veterans employed at NIB associated nonprofit agencies. Daryl Wells and Davian Andrews are two veterans who have built careers at Industries of the Blind (IOB), headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.  People who think there is rivalry between branches of the military have […]

Veterans at NIB Agencies Continue to Serve (Part 1)

May will soon be here and with it, Military Appreciation Month. NIB associated nonprofit agencies are proud of the work they do to support the military and America’s veterans, including employing more than 550 veterans. Today, we spotlight two military veterans who are blind who continue to serve our country through their employment with NIB associated agencies.  Rick Medina was following in his brother’s footsteps when he […]