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Why CABVI?

Beginning over 100 years ago with a small group of men who made brooms and mops, today’s Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired offers employment opportunities for individuals with vision loss in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area across a range of enterprises, as well as a variety of vision and information services that foster independence and inclusion. CABVI is a private, non-profit organization that relies on the generous giving of our donors. We are not a state or federal agency and do not directly receive tax dollars. Our goal is to always be a dynamic organization that continues to grow and change to the meet the needs of an increasing number of people who need our services. As we move forward, we’ll be faced with the challenges of identifying new sources of revenue to maintain long-term sustainability, working to increase offerings to underserved, underutilized and disadvantaged individuals, finding ways to create new markets and new products, and developing comprehensive plans to help maintain the viability of our Social Enterprises.

Mission & Value Statements

OUR MISSION

Empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence.

OUR VISION

Ensuring full lives and community inclusion.

 

OUR VALUES

We value each individual with their unique needs and experiences, serving all with diligence, understanding and respect.

COMPASSION

We value each individual with their unique needs and experiences, serving all with diligence, understanding and respect.

HOPE

We are optimistic and work to achieve a brighter future for our clients, customers, and stakeholders.

OPPORTUNITY

We remove barriers to dreams and provide choices for individual growth, future possibilities, and economic independence.

INTEGRITY

We do what is right and ethical in all our actions and relationships.

COLLABORATION

We value the talents and expertise of our employees and other members of our community realizing…
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

EMPOWERMENT

We empower people with knowledge, tools, and support to achieve their individual goals and create an enhanced quality of life.

Our History

  1. The Cincinnati Association for the Welfare of the Blind is founded to employ and assist people who are blind.
  2. Agency changes name to Cincinnati Association for the Blind.
  3. Cincinnati Association for the Blind initiates several rehabilitation services.
  4. Computer access services and early childhood and youth services are established.
  5. Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati (RRS) joins Cincinnati Association for the Blind.
  6. Our base supply center, OFFICE RUNWAY, opens for business at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
  7. Board of Trustees approves a new name for the agency – Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI).
  8. CABVI launches a new social enterprise, CincySight Office products.
  9. CABVI establishes a new Contract Management Support (CMS) Services operation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
  10. CincySight is rebranded as VIE Ability.
  11. CABVI opens Hornbeck Social Enterprise Center, increasing operations by more than 75%.
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Commitment and Experience

Our leadership team brings together a group of dedicated professionals with years of experience in not-for-profit, health, business and civic organizations.

Our Team

Accreditations & Awards

We are proud of the accreditations we have received as we continue to meet and exceed standards to provide high quality services for our clients.

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