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Abilityone

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Formerly known as Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD), AbilityOne is a Federal initiative to help people who are blind or severely disabled find employment by working for nonprofit agencies (NPAs) that sell products and/or services to the U.S. Government. The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled administers the AbilityOne program. It has designated National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and NISH to assist with program implementation. The core criterion for eligibility is that 75% of total direct labor hours must be performed by people who are blind or have other disabilities. In 2006, nearly 47,000 people were employed through the program, making AbilityOne the largest source of work opportunities for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities in the U.S.

Address: 
1421 Jefferson Davis Highway Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800
22202-3259 Arlington , VA
United States
Fax: 703-603-0655
Virginia US
Phone (U.S. and Canada): 
703-603-7740

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