The National Association of Blind Students, formed at the 1967 convention of the National Federation of the Blind in Los Angeles, California, is the longest standing of all the NFB’s divisions. Having built upon the work begun by a small group of students in a Los Angeles hotel room fifty years ago, NABS has grown to become one of the largest and most active divisions of the NFB. For five decades, the National Association of Blind Students has not only shared the NFB’s positive philosophy about blindness with students of all ages, but also provided blind students with opportunities to take on leadership roles within the organization.
View a list of all NABS's past presidents.
For a more in depth history of the organization, read the text of a speech delivered by Michael Baillif at the annual NABS business meeting in Dallas, Texas at the 1998 National Convention.