"The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." - Helen Keller

Central Nonprofit Agencies

NIB website link

National Industries for the Blind

NISH website link


Committee member's voting site link

Committee Member's

AbilityOne Highlights

AbilityOne donates brick to Wright-Patterson

Director of Policy & Programs Position

Nomination Criteria for the 1st annual
Osborne A. Day Award
Nominations must be received by September 23

Committee announces Deputy Executive Director
Kimberly Zeich

NDEAM abilityone link

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month- October

DoD abilityone fact sheet link

DoD AbilityOne Fact Sheet
Navy Supports the program

Army Supports the program
President Bush signs memo of support
Logo Guidelines
Compliance Manual


Welcome to the web site of the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, the independent federal agency that administers the AbilityOne (formerly JWOD) Program. The AbilityOne Program's mission is to provide employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities in the manufacture and delivery of products and services to the federal government.

Andrew Houghton


The AbilityOne Program, formerly Javits-Wagner-O’Day, helps thousands of people who are blind or have other severe disabilities find employment.  The program coordinates its activities with nonprofit organizations across the country to employ these individuals and provide goods and services to the federal government at a fair price.