Inspiring individuals who are blind to pursue their maximum potential through creating, sustaining
and improving employment while providing the highest quality products and services.
Our Business Lines
Base Supply Centers – AIB operates three AbilityOne Base Supply Centers located at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, and Yuma Marine Corp Air Station in Yuma. Product offerings include office supplies, tools and cleaning supplies. These stores are committed to providing the highest quality products and services at the lowest prices. Read More About AIB’s Base Supply Centers…
Digital Data Scan (DDS) – We offer a wide-range of reliable, confidential document conversion services at a competitive price for both public and private clients. In addition to standard size documents, our scanning services include large format document conversion up to 54 inches wide. Read More About Digital Data Scan…
Warehousing and Distribution – Our ISO 9001:2015 certified Distribution Services Unit provides a diverse range of fulfillment, inventory management and supply chain solutions. We pick and ship over 300,000 orders annually from our 175,000 square foot Distribution Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More about Warehousing and Distribution…
- Meet Rick Veloz: Operations Manager, Distribution Services UnitAs a child Rick was diagnosed with X-linked juvenile retinoschisis which is a condition characterized by impaired vision that begins in childhood. This disorder affects the retina , which is a specialized light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. When asked about giving advice to other blind individuals who desire upward mobility Rick said, “have confidence in yourself and through perseverance, you can overcome any obstacles, that’s how I got to where I am today.” Read More
- ABC 15 News Highlights the Abilities of AIB DSU EmployeesCameron Polom with ABC 15 toured Arizona Industries for the Blind on Friday, June 2 to learn more about its Distribution Services Unit. During his visit, Cameron had the opportunity to meet some of our staff, learn about their lives, and learn how we create opportunities for individuals in the great American Workforce. Watch the video clip on YouTube or read Cameron’s article on the ABC 15 website.
- AIB Goes to WashingtonPresident/CEO Chris Lafollette, Vice President Larry Mann and Public Policy Manager David Steinmetz traveled to Washington DC to meet with elected officials and Staff to advocate for Arizonians who are blind working in the AbilityOne program. The team discussed how important “informed choice” is for … Read more
Who We Are
Arizona Industries for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For over 65 years, we have provided training, personal, and professional development opportunities through dignified employment to people who are blind or visually impaired throughout Arizona. We recognize and celebrate that each person brings a diverse set of abilities, skill sets, and potential to our organization.
Committed to our mission, we are passionate about inspiring individuals who are blind to achieve their maximum potential while providing the highest level of quality and service.
Partnering with an organization like AIB that employs people with disabilities can turn social issues into business opportunities. These opportunities translate into new market opportunities, increase market share, and increase profitability all the while creating U.S.-based jobs for Americans who are blind.