NABS Notes | August 2020

“It is never too late to be what you could have been.” -George Elliot

Welcome to the August edition of our NABS Notes! Although the back-to-school season has crashed upon us harder than a tidal wave, we hope you’ll still take the time to catch up on all things new with NABS. Read on to learn more about our upcoming events and updates from committees. In this edition you will find:

  • • A Message from the Board
  • • August Blog Post
  • • August Episode of the NABS Now Podcast
  • • Committee Updates
  • • Stay Connected -- NABS Social Media

Greetings from the 2020-2021 NABS Board!

With another empowering national convention behind us, the new NABS Board is ready and inspired to push the momentum of this organization forward! We had so much fun reflecting and laughing with you as well as answering your questions at our “Meet the Board” membership call at the end of July, and it has been wonderful to work with new and returning students throughout the month of August on our four committees as we kick off the year. Our social media and email listserv also continue to be a powerful network for students to connect and benefit from our membership’s collective knowledge.

NABS is proud to be an ongoing resource and strong supporter of student efforts at the state level as well. We have again launched our NABS Liaison Program to work with all 52 affiliates over the course of the year, and as state convention season quickly approaches, we are sending student representatives to many Zoom calls to take part in the virtual festivities. If you are interested in having a national student representative at your next state event, please reach out to nabs.president@gmail.com as soon as possible with the relevant details, and we would be happy to work with you.

To learn more about our outstanding leaders, find your state liaison, and contact the board, check out the Contact NABS page on our website.

August Blog Post | Celebrating Our NFB Scholarship Finalists

Take a moment to read this month’s blog post, which features two members of the amazing 2020 national scholarship class as they share what the Federation means to them.

August Episode of the NABS Now Podcast | Accessibility in the Classroom

A huge concern of blind students everywhere is accessibility within the classroom. This episode focuses on what you need to know to make the jump from high school to college, ensuring that you will receive an equal education to your sighted peers. This episode is full of important tips and tricks that are applicable to any blind student, regardless of their education level. Hear from fellow students and an accessibility coordinator who has worked on a college campus with students with disabilities for a number of years.

Thank you to special guests Tim Olukanni, Naim Abu-ElHawa, and Genevieve Kruly. Created and produced by: Nina Marranca and Seyoon Choi

Interested in assisting with the creation of our podcasts? Contact Nina at: ninam0814@gmail.com or Seyoon Choi: schoi09@outlook.com Visit NABS website Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or see our Anchor page for more ways to listen!

Committee Updates

Step Outa Your Comfort Zone with the NABS Outreach Committee!

Join us for our next committee meeting, taking place on Sunday September 13 at 8:00 PM EDT.

Fantastic Fundraisers on the Horizon!

The NABS Fundraising Committee is hard at work, creating exciting initiatives that will further support our organization. Our annual Fantasy Football leagues are now open! Be sure to get in on the action before sign ups close on September 4 at 12:00 PM EDT! The member who brings in the most people external to the Federation will win a $25 Uber gift card! Have questions? Contact Robert Parsons at Robert.E.Parsons@wmich.edu. For more information about Fantasy Football, click here. Don’t forget to join us for our next committee meeting, taking place on Sunday September 13 at 9:00 PM EDT.

Learn with the Legislative and Self-Advocacy Committee!

Join us for our next committee meeting, taking place on Sunday September 20 at 8:00 PM EDT.

Delve into Diversity and Inclusion!

Join us for our next committee meeting, taking place on Sunday September 20 at 9:00 PM EDT.

And don’t forget our monthly membership call, taking place on Sunday September 27 at 9:00 PM EDT!

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