AIB Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2019 is “The Right Talent, Right Now”. Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) invites State and Federal government officials as … Read more

AIB recognizes Terell Welch as an AIB Champion

Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) is honored to recognize Terell Welch as an AIB Champion. “Thank you Terell for your commitment to our mission” says President & CEO, Chris LaFollette. As an Employer Liaison for Arizona @ Work, Terell supports employers throughout the state to recruit, develop and retain the best employees for their … Read more

Hiring People Who Are Blind: Work Insight Webinar

Hire a person who is blind and see what we can do! Learn about the benefits at this dynamic E75 Webinar featuring Kirk Adams, CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind. Download more information about the webinar here.

Living with RP – David Steinmetz

Picture of an AIB Employee with his Guide Dog

As one of the one in 4000 people worldwide with Retinitis Pigmentosa, I am often asked “What is it like to have RP and how much vision do you actually have?” My response to the last half of that question is an easy one — just enough vision to get myself into trouble!  My answer … Read more

Education and Awareness Starts Early

Tim Adams demonstrates technology used at AIB to students gathered around a computer.

Students from Christ Lutheran School toured AIB’s Distribution Center and Document Imaging facility in Phoenix to learn how technology has leveled the playing field for people who are blind.  The kids were able to pick an order using Talkman, a voice recognition picking system.  They learned how screen magnifiers enable a person who is legally … Read more