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
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
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.
“Disability: Part of the Equity Equation” is this year’s theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Throughout the month of October, AIB celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month. To learn more, check out this article about AIB on the Glendale Daily Planet Website.
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
Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) is proud to announce the return of the Annual Richard J. Monaco Tee Off for Blindness golf tournament on September 16, 2022 @ 7:30 AM at Falcon Dunes golf course. This premier event is AIB’s only fundraiser and one hundred percent of all proceeds will go towards providing employment … Read more
“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
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
Arizona Industries for the Blind President/CEO Chris LaFollette will be the special guest on the Changing the Perception of Blindness: One Conversation at a Time podcast on Friday, February 18, 2022. Chris and host David Steinmetz will discuss the benefits to the community and industry by employing people who are blind. Listen LIVE at 1:00 … Read more
David Steinmetz, Community & Public Relations Manager shares his personal story and favorite recipe on the Cooking Without Looking Podcast, a show about “Changing the Way We See Blindness.” https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-whtm5-117ff69