CINCINNATI – CABVI was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2020 Employment Growth Award. The award recognizes CABVI’s efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.
“CABVI is proud to provide employment opportunities for people who are blind in our community and pleased to be recognized by NIB in this way,” said Aaron Bley, Vice President of Community Relations and Chief Development Officer.
“CABVI is doing an outstanding job of creating rewarding career opportunities for people who are blind,” said NIB President and CEO Kevin Lynch. “This is a great example of the unlimited capabilities of people who are blind working in Greater Cincinnati and across the country.”
About Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)
Since 1911, CABVI has been providing counseling, vision rehabilitation, and employment services to help more than 6,000 people annually of all ages adapt to severe vision loss in the Greater Cincinnati region. This includes early childhood, low vision, daily living, access technology and safe travel training. CABVI provides employment in our Industries Program and sells office products through www.VieAbility.org .CABVI also operates a Base Supply Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and provides employment in Contract Management Services. CABVI’s mission is “Empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence.” For more information, please call (513) 221-8558 or visit www.cincyblind.org.
About National Industries for the Blind (NIB)
Since 1938, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) has focused on enhancing the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB and its network of associated nonprofit agencies are the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind through the manufacture and provision of SKILCRAFT® and other products and services of the AbilityOne® Program. For more information about NIB, visit NIB.org.