Social Enterprise

SOCIAL
ENTERPRISE

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SOCIAL
ENTERPRISE

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INDUSTRIES PROGRAM

In addition to our Social Services, CABVI also operates a variety of Social Enterprises to help provide employment opportunities to people who are blind and visually impaired in our community. A Social Enterprise is a business that operates to further a social mission; for us, that means helping to reduce the 70% unemployment rate for people who are blind or visually impaired by providing meaningful employment and training, which enables our employees to live fuller, more independent lives.

Industries Program

Since 1911, CABVI’s blind and visually impaired employees have been producing top-quality goods in a light industrial manufacturing setting. We continue this tradition in our Industries Program today, offering our employees opportunities to learn job skills and receive on-the-job training to help them achieve a fulfilling career and greater independence.

Our Core Capabilities include converting mill-sized rolls of paper and tapes into individual, retail-friendly products. Other capabilities include: assembly, packaging, slitting, rewinding, and kitting.

The products we manufacture are sold to the Federal and State Governments, as well as the commercial market. CABVI is a member agency of the National Industries for the Blind, who helps to implement the AbilityOne Program. Under this program, 89 non-profit blindness agencies in the U.S. provide mission-critical products to the Federal Government. CABVI also sells through Ohio’s Community Rehabilitation Program.

Learn about our Industries Program in this short video!

 

Check out our Industrial Capabilities brochure.

Our Product Lines Includes:

Tape and Rolled Paper

Kitchen Gadgets

Dining Packets


Photoluminescent Exit, Egress, and Safety Products

Door Locks and Door Hardware

Sticky Notes


Batteries

OFFICE SUPPLIES

Office Supplies

CABVI has over 16 years of experience in the office supply industry. From launching our first office supply business at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 2001 to the launch of VIE-Ability in 2013, we are proud to provide the highest level of customer support and products to both our Federal and Commercial customers.

VIE Ability

The Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired launched VIE Ability, (formerly Cincy Sight) in 2013 in an effort to fill a need for more professional-level job opportunities for people who had established careers, but unexpectedly lost their vision later in life. VIE Ability offers over 50,000 office products and all office supply operations are run by people who are blind or have severe vision loss.

Every time someone places an office supply order, VIE Ability staff are checking inventory levels, providing the best possible customer service, managing logistics and making sure the orders are on a truck for next-day delivery. They do all of this with the help of advanced computer magnification and screen reading software.

Every order on VIE-Ability.org provides work and training that employees need to gain skills to be competitive in the work place. Aside from the social impact purchases make, customers also receive competitive pricing on over 50,000 high-quality office supplies with free next day delivery on all of their orders. VIE Ability employees are available to provide friendly and personal customer service over the phone or by email.

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Base-Supply Center – Office Runway

CABVI operates an office supply store and website located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base under the authority of the U.S. Department of Defense and Committee for Purchase from People who are Blind or Severely Disabled. The primary purpose of BSC – Office Runway is to distribute quality products manufactured by blindness and disability agencies all across the United States. These products are sold online and in our 9,000 square foot store located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

CONTRACT CLOSEOUT SUPPORT SERVICES

Contract Closeout

Since 2011, CABVI has been providing professional-level job opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired through Contract Close-Out employment at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in Columbus, Ohio. We have since expanded to the DLA in Richmond, Virginia and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Our CMS employees use advanced screen-reading software, closed-circuit TVs (CCTV) and ZoomText technology to ensure government contracts are completed correctly and on time. This training and work experience has opened up many new opportunities for these employees to advance their careers within the Federal and State Governments.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Employment Opportunities

Positions Available

  • Contract Management Support (CMS) Clerk CABVI is currently seeking a CMS Clerk for our Contract Management Support services contract (CMS) based at Quantico, VA. The CMS Clerk will work closely with a team of legally blind personnel, providing document scanning services necessary to prepare government Read More
  • Communication Center Coordinator CABVI is currently seeking a part-time Communication Center Coordinator to provide support for one of our social enterprises, VIE Ability, which fulfills office supply orders for commercial customers in the Greater Cincinnati region, creating employment opportunities for people who have Read More
  • Inflight Assembler In line with our agency’s mission, priority will be given to blind and visually impaired individuals. Applicant must provide documentation of blindness. This is a full-time position that reports to the Industries Program supervisor. The Inflight Assembler is responsible for Read More

How to Apply

To apply for a position at CABVI, please complete our accessible online application.

For consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with your application to:
CABVI
Attn: Human Resources
2045 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202
FAX: (513) 221-2995
E-mail: tami.bovard@cincyblind.org

Working Here

Please note: all CABVI employees are employed at-will.

CABVI offers an excellent working environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes*:

Health
FSA or HSA option
Dental
Vision

Short-Term Disability
Long-Term Disability
Life Insurance
Supplemental Life

403(b) / 401(k)
Paid Holidays
Vacation, Sick, Personal Leave
Flexible Scheduling
Direct Deposit

*The benefits information listed above is provided for general information only and does not contain complete details on CABVI’s benefits. Neither does it construct or imply a contractual obligation to extend benefits to CABVI employees. Eligibility for benefits may be limited or reduced based on an employee’s scheduled working hours. CABVI reserves the right to alter, modify, or terminate in whole or in part any benefit plan at any time with or without prior notification.

CABVI is an EEO M/F/Disabled/Veteran employer.

CABVI is a Drug Free Workplace.