National Association of Blind Students | National Federation of the Blind

For over 50 years, 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 email list. Fill out and submit the form, then you will receive a confirmation email.

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The national student division of the National Federation of the Blind

Visit the National Federation of the Blind home page to learn more about the efforts at a national level, as well as the programs we sponsor throughout the year.

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NABS Cookbooks

Support our blind students by purchasing one of our very own NABS Cookbooks! We offer formats in standard print, large print, Braille, and electronic. These books, with over 50 recipes from appetizers, to dips, to main dishes, and desserts, are just $15. We take check, Paypal, and Venmo.
To make an online order, visit our NABS Cookbook order form.

Get Involved With NABS by Joining Our Committees

If you have ever wanted to get involved with the work the 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(s) you are most interested in and send an email to the Chair of the committee. Or, join the conference line at the designated times when it is most convenient to you. We look forward to working with you to build the National Federation of the Blind.

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee is always hard at work to raise funds to support our NABS members, leaders, and blind students across the nation. On the Fundraising Committee, you are working alongside our Chairs, Elizabeth Rouse, Trisha Kulkarni, and Dustin Cather 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 Dustin Cather or join us on the second Sunday of the month at 9pm eastern by calling 712-770-5197 and dialing access code 265669.

Legislative Advocacy Committee

The Legislative Advocacy Committee is focused on learning and sharing knowledge of national and state legislation that impacts the blind. On this committee, you would be working alongside Chair Justin Salisbury to learn and teach legislation, as well as work with different student divisions and universities/colleges. If you are interested in joining the Legislative Committee, please contact Justin Salisbury or join us on the third Sunday of the month at 8pm eastern by calling 712-770-5197 and dialing access code 265669.

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee is set up to handle all of NABS membership and recruitment. This committee is responsible for monthly membership calls, social media, monthly blog posts, the NABS Now Podcast, handling our Youtube channel, generating NABS Notes, and so much more! As a part of this committee, you would work alongside Chairs Janae Burgmeier, johna Wright, and Matt Gip to engage students through social media and recruit new members through planning events. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Janae Burgmeier or join us on the first Monday of the month at 9pm eastern by calling 712-770-5197 and dialing access code 265669.

Web Master

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 Dustin Cather

Sign up for the 2019 NABS Mentorship Program

To sign up for the NABS 2019 Mentorship Program as either a mentor or a mentee, please click the link below. Information about the program can be found in the link.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSde7w76bUBb9PowhqQtLtma8baC-rMpydejQzO3tuh8D1pY0w/viewform

Register for the 2019 NABS Pacific Regional Student Seminar

You can register for the NABS 2019 Pacific Regional Student Seminar today!

All you have to do is fill out the form linked below.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdOdTKMsn_sQNSa7JYLUOLrWVPkRDxtVpXJCMfGB__f5Si0g/viewform

Register for the 2019 Southeast Regional Student Seminar

Click the link below to register for the 2019 Southeast Regional Student Seminar. Information about the event is provided on the registeration form.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNNgaOlJrOfR7ubUXte95TF8TLX7GnA7vDEanIkd_3WwdVEw/viewform

We hope to see you there!

Sign up for the 2019 NABS Walk-a-Thon

Click the link below to sign up for our third annual NABS Walk-A-Thon. The event will take place on Tuesday July 9th. If you have any questions please contact Dustin Cather at cather.dustin@gmail.com

Link: https://go.rallyup.com/nabs2019/IGGJAH

Pre-Register for the 2019 NABS Business Meeting

Click the link below to Pre-Register for the Annual NABS Business Meeting at National Convention.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekQ-nnC9QQf8uJX8fRdE25X2J4fQ6W...

June 2019 Blog Post: The Art of Our Playing Field by Tony Gebhard.

From the Editor: Tony Gebhard is a born musician, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, travel junky, aviation nerd, and is all about mental health advocacy. He has been involved actively with the Federation since 2017 when he attended his first state convention in Michigan. Tony will be attending school in the fall and he will major in marketing. He has a deep passion for journalism and capturing those who feel lost or without a voice. He has two published albums and currently sings and plays guitar for a metal band based in MI called Lost In Hope.

NABS NOTES | May 2019

NABS Notes: May 2019

In this issue, you will find:
• President’s Note
• 2019 NABS Mentorship Program
• 2019 NABS Walk-A-Thon • Campaign Training for People with Disabilities
• I-Stem Advanced Technical Training
• 2019 National Scholarship Finalists
• 2019 Southeast Regional Student Seminar
• 2019 Pacific Regional Student Seminar
• May Blog Post
• Committee Updates
• NABS Facebook Group

Sign up for the 2019 NABS Walk-A-Thon Today!

Hello Nabsters!

 

It is that time of year again! We are excited to announce that the National Association of Blind Students will be hosting the third annual NABS Walk-A-Thon. The past two years have been a great success, and we are looking forward to getting as many students involved for this years effort.

 

Sign up for the 2019 NABS Mentorship Program.

Greetings Students!

To sign up for the NABS 2019 Mentorship Program as either a mentor or a mentee, please click the link below. Information about the program can be found in the link.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSde7w76bUBb9PowhqQtLtma8baC-rMpydejQzO3tuh8D1pY0w/viewform

Register for the NABS 2019 Pacific Regional Student Seminar

Greetings Students!

You can regeister for the NABS 2019 Pacific Regional Student Seminar today!

All you have to do is fill out the form linked below.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdOdTKMsn_sQNSa7JYLUOLrWVPkRDx...

We hope to see you there!

Blog Post for May 2019 - Convention Advice By Vejas Vasiliauskas

Note from the Editor: Vejas Vasiliauskas is a third-year English major at Loyola Marymount University.  When he isn't doing schoolwork, writing articles for his school's newspaper, or spending time with friends, he can often be found shut in his room, writing whatever comes to his mind.  He is considered pursuing a paralegal or law career after graduation, and will be interning this summer at Loyola Law School's Coelho Center.

Register for the 2019 Southeast Regional Seminar.

Greetings Students!

Click the link below to register for the 2019 Southeast Regional Student Seminar. Information about the event is provided on the registeration form. 

 

Link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNNgaOlJrOfR7ubUXte95TF8TLX7GnA7vDEanIkd_3WwdVEw/viewform

We hope to see you there!

NABS NOTES | April 2019

NABS Notes: April 2019

In this issue, you will find:
• President’s Note
• Internship for Usability/Accessibility
• Internal Revenue Service Forms and Written Communication
• National Convention Preregistration
• NABS Regional Seminars
• 2019 NABS Mentorship Program
• Restaurant Takeover Competition
• NABS Committee Updates
• April Blog Post
• NABS Facebook Group

Southeast and Pacific Regional Seminar Announcement.

Get excited students!

We are happy to announce that NABS will be hosting two more regional seminars this year. Both seminars will be held during the the month of August, and will be jam packed with fun and exciting programming.

The Southeast Regional Seminar will be held in the Washington DC Metro area in Arlington Virginia on August 16th-18th. The Pacific Regional Seminar will be held in the San Francisco Bay area on August 9th-11th.