The Student Slate

The Student Slate is published quarterly and contains articles of interest to blind students. Topics range from stories about interesting things blind students have done, to tips about surviving college, and articles about National Association of Blind Students and National Federation of the Blind Events. If you would like to receive a notification when a new issue is published, you can fill out our subscription form and we will get you on our mailing list. If you have an idea for an article, please email the Student Slate Editor.

The Student Slate, Winter 2015

Learn to manage stress in “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Ten Relaxation Tips”, discover the ABC’s of Networking, recap the Empowering Blind Student’s Seminar held this summer at the University of Washington, get updated on the progress of the TEACH act, discover the activities NABS has planned for Washington Seminar, and read the biographies of two of your NABS board members.

the Student Slate, Summer 2014

Gain a firsthand account of all of the fun-filled activities that NABS has planned for convention week, read and learn how to properly care for a guide dog at National Convention, learn some tips and tricks for navigating airports and busy hotels, read about what the 2013 scholarship program meant to one winnerand how it has changed her life for the better, and find out the inside scoop on applying to grad school.

The Student Slate, Spring 2014

Take a break from your studying and learn about the TEACH Act aimed at providing better access to higher ed for the blind, growing local student divisions through the creation of an advertising directory, some things to consider when thinking about a guide dog, the NFB BELL program for young children, and STEM-X (the NFB's latest summer camp for blind kids).

The Student Slate, Summer 2013

In our Convention 101 piece, we continue our tradition of letting you in on all of the secrets to having a blast on a budget at the 2013 National Convention. Scholarship winners and enthusiasts alike will want to dodge the summer daydreams to read aspiring accountant, tenBroek fellow Cody Bair’s experience winning his first NFB scholarship and the anticipation of his second. Recommit yourself to the NFB’s initiative to end the U.S.’s unfair, discriminatory, and immoral practice of paying workers with disabilities subminimum wages when you learn how NABS president, Sean Whalen, has worked for a couple types of change in his lifetime. Celebrate the passage of the WIPO treaty to facilitate access of printed materials for blind people in many countries by reading New York’s Nihal Erkan’s experiences of growing up in Turkey and having limited access to alternative materials. Next, get some summer inspiration for your student division while reading our student spotlight on Texas and Kia Yang, NABS Leadership Seminar attendee, and AnilLewis, NABS Leadership Seminar facilitators’, chronicle on the impact of our recent NABS leadership seminar. Finally, cool down with some cucumber water and learn tips to cavalierly conquer those theme park monster travel challenges before your vacation.

The Student Slate, Winter 2013

In this issue, Slate committee member Cindy Bennett and education expert Natalie Shaheen will explain to you what the NFB thinks about the fact that you can't read this newsletter on a Kindle. Not to worry though, Chelsey Duranleau's inspiring piece about her study abroad experience will stir the coals and send flames flying. Tony Olivero tells us why he keeps going to Washington Seminar, and the Slate team makes sure you know what to talk about during your short 15 minutes of fame with your congressmen next week. If you can't make Washington Seminar, read on anyway so you can advocate on the home front, which is just as important. But before your trek up the Hill, learn a thing or two from Parnell Diggs's congressional campaign highlights. Finally, incorporate some new tips for your student division after reading Rose Sloan's update on how Illinois keeps the motivational molecules moving during the Midwest winter that we all shiver from just hearing stories about.

The Student Slate, Fall 2012

This issue of the Student Slate is packed with things that will hopefully help set your mind at ease. The entire Student Slate committee got together and wrote about some of the things that we feel are most important for students to think about, whether we’re starting college for the first time or returning for another semester. Mary Fernandez shares the tricks she used to land her new job, and Mark Myers tells us about his experience at Project Innovation, which was held last summer at the NFB Jernigan Institute. Finally, Anil Louis shares his perspective on the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act, and Bethany Bennington talks about the hard work she and other student leaders have put in in Missouri to start their student division off on the right foot.

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