Our transformative movement of the organized blind thrives in part because of the thoughtful contributions of each of our generous Sponsors. Their dedication has a positive impact on the lives of blind people of all ages and backgrounds in Arizona and beyond. As we continue our important work of advocacy, empowerment, and breaking down barriers for the blind, please join us in a moment of appreciation of the following Sponsors for their thoughtful partnership.
Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people to get where they’re going. In 2020, Waymo launched the world’s first fully autonomous ride-hailing service, called Waymo One. The Waymo One app is available on Android and iOS.
Waymo has worked with numerous safety, accessibility and disability organizations to develop the existing Waymo One service. These organizations collaborate through the Waymo Accessibility Network and the public education campaign, Let’s Talk Autonomous Driving.
Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) was established in 1952 with a mission to inspire individuals who are blind to pursue their maximum potential through creating, sustaining and improving employment opportunities while providing the highest quality products and services. AIB employees are committed to superior quality and 100% customer satisfaction in all aspects of its lines of business including warehousing and distribution, base supply, and digital data scanning services.
Peckham, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1976 to provide job training and competitive employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. The name honors former State of Michigan Rehabilitation Services Director, Ralf A. Peckham.
Today, Peckham has grown to be one of the largest vocational community rehabilitation programs in the state of Michigan and has locations in several states including Phoenix, Arizona. Their clients are a diverse group from many partnering agencies. They offer more than 30 different rehabilitation and human services programs from art to career planning, pre-employment screening to facility-based training, youth programs to organizational employment and residential services.
Peckham provides people with physical, cognitive, behavioral, and socio-economic challenges, a platform to demonstrate their ability, learn new skills, participate in work and enjoy the rewards of their success. Greater self-confidence and improved self-image are gained as clients strive to reach their full potential. Peckham provides opportunities so clients can experience meaningful employment growth.
Saavi Services for the Blind founded in 1964 in Tucson as a social outlet for the blind has grown into a statewide organization with locations in Phoenix and Tucson, specializing in premier non-visual training and providing confidence building opportunities to blind people of all ages seeking employment, academic success, or to simply live a full and rewarding life. Saavi maintains high expectations for itself and its students who shine in their ability to achieve more throughout the training process and beyond. Graduates become more than they thought possible and are poised for lifelong success.
Blindness can develop anytime, anywhere, to anyone. When it does, Saavi Services for the Blind is there. Their students gain critical confidence and non-visual skills that allow them to live fully independently, return to the work force, pursue secondary education or begin the path towards a new career. Their training empowers students to strive for more and helps them realize their own potential so that they internalize that it is not what you can see, it is what you can do that matters!
Phone Number: 602-214-5421
The Center for Natural Health is a wholistic company in Mesa, Arizona with a passion and desire to help rebuild your body to optimal health. Dr. Donise Dillard will take her time with you to make sure you understand every step in your health journey. Dr. Dillard will work to help You feel better, look better, and make your life better.
Scott Weber,, Chair
The Arizona Participating Operators Committee (APOC) is a group of operators participating in the Arizona Business Enterprise Program. BEP provides employment opportunities for individuals who are legally/blind to own merchandising businesses, including vending and food service operations across Arizona.
ICNA Relief USA seeks to alleviate human suffering by providing caring and compassionate service to victims of adversities and survivors of disasters. They strive to build healthy communities, strengthen families, and create opportunities for those in despair while maintaining their dignity.
Volunteers from across the country help ICNA Relief USA accomplish their mission every day. They are a Muslim organization and feel it is their religious responsibility to support those in need in across the country regardless of race, religion, or other identifying features. Their vision is to become the charity of choice for all Americans based on faith, compassion, and service.
OrCam’s mission is to enrich people's daily experiences with personal assistive handheld and wearable AI devices that increase confidence and independence.
For questions about sponsoring, exhibiting, or fundraising during convention, please reach out to Rachel Kuntz, Affiliate Fundraising Chair at: email@example.com