National Association of Blind Students | National Federation of the Blind
For fifty 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.
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.
Want money? Apply for one of our scholarships!
Applications are due on Friday, March 31. If you are legally blind, reside in the United States or Puerto Rico, and are enrolled in a college or university within the United States, take advantage of one of our 30 national scholarships. To learn more, visit our scholarship application page.
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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.
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 Chair President 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
Kathryn Webster or join us on the second Monday of the month at 9pm eastern by calling 605-475-6700 and dialing access code 7869673.
The Legislative 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 Secretary Michael Ausbun and Co-chair Tarik Williams 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
Michael Ausbun or join us on the third Sunday of the month at 9pm eastern by calling 605-475-6700 and dialing access code 7869673.
The Outreach Committee is set up to handle all of NABS membership and recruitment. As a part of this committee, you would work alongside Chair Vice President 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
Syed Rizvi or join us on the first Tuesday of the month at 8pm eastern by calling 605-475-6700 and dialing access code 7869673.
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