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.

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