A Special Program

As a federal facility, the National Institutes of Health is under statutory obligation to abide by a Great Depression era piece of legislation called the Randolph-Sheppard Act, which gives the visually impaired a “right of first refusal” for certain government contracts. These include vending and retailing operations at federal facilities.

As a result of Randolph-Sheppard, the seven c-store locations scattered around the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, are operated by visually impair

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