Celebrating Employees with Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a national campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy. NDEAM raises awareness about employment issues facing people with disabilities and celebrates their contributions to our country. NDEAM’s roots go back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first […]

Industrial Equipment News Focuses on Manufacturing Employees Who Are Blind

Industrial Equipment News recently published an interview with National Industries for the Blind (NIB) President and CEO Kevin Lynch that explains how NIB became a pivotal provider for the U.S. government and military after its establishment in 1938 and how it continues to fill that role today. Noting the NIB and its network of associated […]

Global Survey Offers Insight on Employment Trends of People Who Are Blind

At its recent General Assembly, the World Blind Union (WBU) released findings from an Employment Survey sponsored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and several other organizations benefitting people who are blind. The results offer insights into workforce trends for people who are blind or visually impaired, including information about some of the largest […]

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 […]

NIB President and CEO Featured in SupplyChainBrain

Kevin Lynch, NIB president and CEO, recently spoke with SupplyChainBrain Editor-in-Chief Bob Bowman about how NIB associated nonprofit agencies mobilized their workforce of employees who are blind to produce approximately 1,600 personal protection items for the U.S. government and military to help fight COVID-19 at the onset of the pandemic, and how those efforts will […]

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month recognizes the vital role women have played and continue to play in American history and society. For hundreds of years, women – have made important contributions to our country, including enhancing the lives of people who are blind. Many people don’t know that Harriet Tubman, the well-known African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and […]

PSA Puts Focus on Abilities, not Disabilities

As society strives to be more inclusive and recognize the talents of all people, employers are coming to understand the positive impact a diverse workforce can have on innovation and productivity. People who are blind are an often-overlooked segment of society that have proven to be highly talented and capable employees yet face a staggeringly […]

New Enterprise Helps Organizations Build a Diverse Workforce

Employers with a diverse workforce benefit from a range of cultural backgrounds and lived experiences. The unique perspectives of their employees help strengthen the organization by introducing more robust creative and problem-solving processes, more nuanced decision-making, increased employee engagement, and higher retention rates. As more employers recognize the positive impacts of a diverse workforce, a […]

Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

In 1992, the United Nations declared December 3 the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD), a day dedicated to appreciation, celebration, and advancement of the more than 1 billion people around the world living with disabilities. National Industries for the Blind (NIB) is proud to support IDPWD and to work with institutions spanning a […]