National Industries for The Blind
The New York State Preferred Source Program (NYSPSP) for People Who Are Blind is a state-mandated initiative to create and sustain employment opportunities for New Yorkers with vision loss. State and local agencies are required to purchase products and services that appear on the Preferred Source List through the NYSPSP for people who are blind. These commodities are produced by eight affiliated non-profit agencies in New York that employ people with vision loss. Top-selling goods include office supplies (manila file folders, toner cartridges, self-stick notepads), cleaning products (mops, brooms, cleaning solution products), work clothing (safety vests, jerseys, textiles), exam gloves, and flags. Services in high demand include switchboard operations, contact center operations, and computer technology training.