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
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.
Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) is proud to announce that its 2023 Richard J. Monaco Tee Off for Blindness Golf Tournament will be held on December 6, 2023 with play beginning at 8:30AM. This year, the tournament will be held a Palm Valley Golf Course — located at 2211 N. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, … Read more
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
AIB recognizes the diverse talent and many contributions people who are blind bring to the workplace.
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
To our valued partners, it is with great sadness that Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) has decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Richard J. Monaco Tee Off for Blindness golf tournament due to the continued spread of coronavirus (COVID 19). We want to thank everyone for their strong commitment to our tournament. Year after … Read more
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 email@example.com for registration and sponsorship opportunities. 2020 Annual Golf Tournament Flyer
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
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