Meet Rick Veloz: Operations Manager, Distribution Services Unit

Photograph of AIB Employee, Rick Veloz, standing in the DSU Warehouse.

As 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 Employees

Cameron 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.

Congratulations to the Employees of the Year!

Susan was recognized by her Supervisor for her regular contributions to enhancing the productivity and safety of all AIB workers, providing suggestions to her supervisors to help with improvements in the warehouse. Susan keeps her picking area exceptionally clean and organized which makes performing our yearly physical inventories flow very smoothly. Paul by far has … Read more

Join us as we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Join U.S. House of Representative Debbie Lesko and Arizona Industries for the Blind as we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year marks not only the 75th celebration of NDEAM, but also the 30th anniversary of the ADA. The 2020 NDEAM theme is “Increasing Access and Opportunity” for Americans with disabilities. Arizona Industries … Read more

Registration Is Now Open for The AIB Annual Richard J. Monaco Golf Tournament

Arizona Industries for the Blind is pleased to announce that Registration is Now Open for the Richard J. Monaco “Tee Off for Blindness” Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on September 18, 2020 at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Contact April Lange at for registration and sponsorship opportunities. 2020 Annual Golf Tournament Flyer

Microsoft partners with Arizona Industries for the Blind to help provide transportation alternatives for those who are blind or visually impaired.

Microsoft Corporation awards COVID-19 Response Funds to support alternative transportation options for essential workers who are blind or visually impaired May 15, 2020, Phoenix, Ariz. — Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) recently received an award from the Microsoft C19 Response Fund to fund alternative transportation for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The … Read more

Read the latest edition of the AIB Employee Spotlight

Meet Donna Silba, “as with any challenge, if you work hard you can achieve what you think is impossible. Donna Silba, Material Handler, Distribution Services Unit, states “life brings many challenges, but with determination and drive, they can be overcome.” Donna was born in Middleborough, Massachusetts a township near Plymouth, which was founded by the … Read more