Possibility. That’s the spirit at Industries of the Blind.
Be part of the amazing transformations that happen every day at IOB.
Since 1933, Industries of the Blind has worked to eliminate barriers by fostering an inclusive workplace that empowers our visually impaired and blind community to do more than they imagine.
We invite you to be a critical partner in helping us fulfill our mission. Our funding priorities and new initiatives are focused on supporting and promoting personal growth, independence and quality of life.
Assistive Technology and Adaptive Aids
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to cross the street, prepare a meal, choose clothing or read your mail if you were visually impaired or blind? Today, there are many adaptive aids that make everyday tasks safe and possible. Many of these essential devices can be cost prohibitive. Your support will help ensure that these life-altering resources are readily available to those who need them most.
Computer Training and Technology Center
Whether it’s to read mail, email a letter to their child’s school, navigate social media and the Internet, or learn how to use JAWS (a screen reader that converts text to speech), IOB plans to set up a computer lab to provide access and training to assist our visually impaired and blind associates.
Job Readiness Training and Professional Development
IOB’s vision is to eliminate all barriers for people who are visually impaired or blind. Ensuring that all associates have the proper skills and appropriate training is critical to their success and to our mission. IOB is committed to encouraging and providing opportunities for personal and professional growth as well as career advancement. Your partnership will help support our visually impaired and blind associates with professional development experiences that include job readiness training, continuing education, professional mentorship and career path charting.
Contact Richard Oliver, Director of Business Development, to explore how you can take part in a truly unique partnership opportunity. Your contribution to the mission of the Industries of the Blind provides employment and personal development opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired—with the ultimate goal of helping them achieve greater independence. Together, we can eliminate barriers and promote life-enhancing and transformative experiences while supporting a diverse and inclusive, state-of-the-art manufacturing environment that is a tremendous point of pride for Greensboro and the surrounding region.
Industries of the Blind is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the greatest extent allowed by law.