Creating and Enhancing Opportunities
Each year, our top priority is to create more quality jobs for people who are blind. We are committed to expanding jobs, increasing opportunities for upward mobility, and promoting more choices for people who are blind and Deaf-Blind in our community and beyond. The AbilityOne Program is a federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other severe disabilities find employment by working for nonprofit agencies (NPAs) that sell products and/or services to the U.S. government. With a national network of 600 NPAs, AbilityOne is the largest source of employment for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities in the United States.
In 2012, we employed a total of 231 people who are blind, Deaf-Blind, and blind with other disabilities.
Today, individuals who are blind and Deaf-Blind individuals work in jobs at every level of the organization including manufacturing, machining, information technology (IT), accounting, communications, human resources (HR), administration, teaching, management, and leadership. We will continue to strive to grow jobs steadily in the years ahead throughout The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Pie Chart: Employees
Employees who are blind: 175
Individuals who are blind with a developmental disability: 20
Deaf-Blind Employees: 36
Employees who are sighted: 175