AIB Goes to Washington

Four people dressed professionally posing in a Congressional office.

President/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 clients in the VR program, creating new careers for people … Read more

News Release – Partnership Between AIB and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity (BNPA) Will Create and Sustain Careers for Arizonans Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) has shipped more than 5,000 multivitamins with folic acid to people in Arizona in less than four weeks, clearing a year long backlog. The partnership between AIB and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity (BNPA) create and sustain careers for … Read more

New Career Opportunities for People Who Are Blind

Phoenix, Ariz.- Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Beyond Clothing that will create new career opportunities for Arizonians who are blind or visually impaired.  Click to read the full Media Release.

Media Release – U.S. House of Representative Greg Stanton Toured AIB

Phoenix, Ariz.– House of Representatives Greg Stanton, D-9) toured the Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB Distribution Center in Phoenix, AZ., and heard personal stories from AIB employees who are blind achieving their version of the American Dream on Wednesday August 17, 2022. As an AbilityOne Champion Congressman Stanton demonstrates support for the AbilityOne Program … Read more

Spotlight On Kelly Dyes

“I couldn’t believe that an organization such as AIB existed.  My struggle to find gainful employment was finally over,” said Kelly Dyes.  A native of Arizona, Kelly joined Arizona Industries for the Blind in 2020 as a Material Handler within the Distribution Services Unit  (DSU).   Most recently, Kelly successfully competed for and was promoted to … Read more

Spotlight on Norma Rice, “Life Doesn’t Stop, You Have to be Creative and Still Enjoy Achieving Your Dreams”

Norma Rice joined the Base Supply Center (BSC) team in July 2021 as a Customer Service Specialist at Davis Monthan AFB. On a daily basis, Norma is responsible for performing inventory cycle counts, stocking shelves, engaging with customers, and assisting the Airmen at the register. With more than thirty (30) years in the retail industry, … Read more