SKILCRAFT and the AbilityOne Program

Thank you for your support of our SKILCRAFT products. Every purchase creates jobs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Do you want to make a larger impact? Make an online donation and help us prevent blindness and provide services to individuals with vision loss. 

The AbilityOne Program, (formerly JWOD) provides employment opportunities for more than 47,000 Americans who are blind or have other severe disabilities. In 1938, the Wagner-O’Day Act was passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1971, Congress amended this Act to include people with severe disabilities and to allow the Program to provide services to the Federal Government: The Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act.

The AbilityOne Program is an extraordinary socioeconomic program that provides Federal customers with a wide array of quality SKILCRAFT® products and services, while providing thousands of people with severe disabilities real jobs and increased independence. The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled operates as the U.S. AbilityOne Commission. For more information, visit

How to Order SKILCRAFT Products

Base Supply Centers
Base Supply Centers are located on military installations in the United States and abroad. The Base Supply Centers are retail stores that are managed by associated non-profit agencies in the AbilityOne Program.

Authorized AbilityOne Distributors
Authorized AbilityOne Distributors are approved by the Committee for Purchase. This channel is a network of wholesalers, office product dealers such as OfficeMax, Office Depot and Staples, and independent small businesses. The list is maintained by the Committee for Purchase. You will be redirected to another website. SKILCRAFT® products are also available through the following:

State of Pennsylvania Personnel
Several product lines supplied by our agency are supported by a state contract through UniqueSource Products and Services, formerly Pennsylvania Industries for the Blind. Access the UniqueSource catalog.

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