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Visiting the 2016 NIB/NAEPB National Conference and Expo

October 12th, 2016

“NO LIMITS” in big bold writing was the message used to draw people to the 2016 National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and National Association for the Employment for People Who Are Blind (NAEPB) National Conference and Expo. NIB uses “no limits” as shorthand for “there are no limits to what we can do.” Their […]

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. Visits Washington D.C.

June 23rd, 2016

Each year National Industries for the Blind (NIB) hosts a Public Policy Forum for all of its associated agencies. The forum provides NIB agencies with the chance to build relationships with elected officials and advocate on various aspects of legislation. This year’s forum took place on May 24th and 25th in Crystal City, Virginia. Five […]

Newly Passed Legislation Creates More Jobs for People Who are Blind

April 25th, 2016

Several years ago, a law was passed in the State of Washington mandating that the State purchase products and services from non-profit organizations employing people who are blind. This piece of legislation was buried in pages of procurement law, and as a result, this law went unnoticed. In the fall of 2014, Government Relations staff from […]

Spokane Practices Safe Travel on the 50th Anniversary of National White Cane Safety Day

October 21st, 2014

On October 6, 1964, a joint resolution was passed by the Congress of the United States and signed by then President Lyndon B. Johnson designating October 15th of each year as National White Cane Safety Day. White Cane Safety Day is commemorated annually to highlight the importance of the white cane as a symbol of […]

Kirk Adams to participate in Inslee’s Transition Advisory Committee

November 29th, 2012

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.’s President and CEO, Kirk Adams, is one of 34 individuals selected to serve on Governor-Elect Jay Inslee’s Transition Advisory Committee (TAC).  The TAC will be asked to advise the Governor-Elect as he fills cabinet and staff positions, as well as shaping future legislative and executive action.  The Lighthouse has worked with Inslee’s office over the […]

INL’s Shawn Dobbs visits Washington D.C.

November 20th, 2012

In October, I had the opportunity to travel to Baltimore for the annual National Industries for the Blind/ National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NIB/NAEPB) conference.  I really looked forward to this trip because as the Development and Public Relations Director at Inland Northwest Lighthouse (INL) I would have the opportunity […]


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