National Association of Blind Students | National Federation of the Blind
For over four decades, the National Association of Blind Students has worked, as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind, to promote the equality of the blind by serving as a source of information, forum for networking and vehicle for collective action for blind students. Our work on the local, state, and national levels is firmly rooted in the conviction that blindness need not prevent one from excelling in a chosen field of study or living a full and productive life. Above all else, we are dedicated to changing what it means to be blind, by both changing perceptions among the general public of the capabilities of the blind and encouraging blind students to strive to achieve their maximum potential and realize their dreams.
It is our hope that you will find the resources on this website useful and informative. If you have any questions or comments about the website or the work of NABS, please feel free to get in touch with us and let us know. And, if you like what you see and would like to get involved you can become a member of the National Association of Blind Students. And remember, to stay up to date with the latest happenings within NABS, you can friend NABS on Facebook or follow NABS on Twitter. Please also join the NABS e-mail discussion list. Fill out and submit the form, then you will receive a confirmation email. Simply reply to that email, and you will be able to share your thoughts and ideas with the rest of our members!
LATEST NABS NEWS
Get Involved With NABS by Joining Our Committees
If you have ever wanted to get involved with the work your National Association of Blind Students is doing, this is your chance. We have recently reorganized our committees and are looking for students with a passion to work beside us in building the federation. If you are interested in joining one or more of our committees, please select the committee or committees you are most interested in and send an email to the chair of the committee. We look forward to working with you to build our federation.
The fundraising committee is always hard at work to raise funds to support our NABS members. In the fundraising committee you would be working along side of our chair Kathryn Webster, Co-chairs Luke Schwinck, and Bryan Duarte to strategize and carry out different fundraising ideas. This committee is a lot of fun to be apart of and very rewarding. If you are interested in joining this committee please email
The legislative committee is focused on learning and sharing knowledge of legislation that impacts the blind. In this committee you would be working along the side of chair, Michael Ausbun and Co-chair Tarik Williams to learn and teach legislation as well as work with different student divisions to solicit AIM HE letters. If you are interested in joining the legislative committee please contact
The outreach committee is set up to handle all of NABS membership and recruitment. As a part of this committee you would work along the side of chair, Syed Rizvi as well as Co-chairs Chris Nusbaum and Vee Gaspa to engage students through social media and recruit new members through planning events. If you are interested in joining this committee please contact
The web master is in charge of all information available on the NABS website. If you have any questions, comments, or updates you would like to make regarding the NABS website, please contact
STUDENT SUCCESS TOOLKIT
Finally, what you all have been waiting for: NABS' Student Success Toolkits!
Our 4 gb Flash drives contain the following software, Tutorials, resources, Templates, and information To ensure you are the most successful student you can be.
Software, including NVDA
Tutorials, including Excel, Outlook, and more!
Templates including sample cover letters, resumes, professionalism preparation documents, etc.
Additional Resources including NFB literature, an LSAT practice test, the NFB Self-Advocacy Toolkit, and personal testimonies from our NFB training centers
Health/Fitness documents to make sure you know how to exercise and eat well, wile succeeding as a student!
To order a thumb drive, fill out the online order form.
Upon receipt of payment, the Student Success Toolkit will be mailed to you.
If you are using PayPal, use email@example.com
If you are using Venmo, pay firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are sending a check, the online form will provide instructions.