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November 19, 2018 – AIB Honors AZ Rep. David Schewikert as an AbilityOne Congressional Champion

AIB Staff presenting Representative David Schweikert with the AbilityOne Champion Award
Arizona Industries for the Blind presents Representative David Schweikert the AbilityOne Champion Award for his support of the AbilityOne Program. Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Michael Hutt (AIB Board Member), David Steinmetz (AIB Employee), Stetson (guide dog), Representative David Schweikert, and Greg Kolton (AIB Board Member).

Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) has welcomed Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., as the newest AbilityOne Congressional Champion to pledge his support of the federal AbilityOne Program. The AbilityOne Program is the nation’s largest source of employment for people who are blind or have significant disabilities.

Congressman Schweikert, who represents Arizona’s 6th District, accepted the prestigious AbilityOne Champion award during a ceremony held at AIB’s Phoenix headquarters on November 19, 2018.

Download AIB’s News Release to learn more.

October 11, 2018 – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) is among hundreds of organizations nationwide joining in a month-long observance this October to raise awareness of the many types of capabilities and jobs held by employees who are disabled in the workforce.

“Misperceptions about the workplace capabilities of people who are blind still exist and often hinder their employment through traditional channels,” said AIB’s CEO Richard Monaco.  “Our focus during the 2018 NDEAM campaign is raising awareness about the diverse competencies, abilities and skills of people who are blind and help level the playing field.”

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a nationwide campaign that celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities throughout America and emphasizes the importance of ensuring that all Americans have access to the services and support to enable them to work.

Download AIB’s News Release to learn more.