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Get Involved with Our Efforts to Pass the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act

In December of 2019, AIM High, H.R. 5312 and S. 3095, was introduced into the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. This bill works to create voluntary guidelines for accessibility in higher education to provide direction for educators, suggest practices for software developers, and most importantly, put students with print disabilities on equal playing ground with their classmates! Read more about our efforts and how you can get involved by visiting the Braille Monitorto see an important note from our President, Kathryn Webster, that was published earlier this month. If you are a student with an inaccessibility challenge that you have faced, we also want to hear from you! Fill out this Google form to share your story with Congress!

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Blog Post for September 2020: Tips to Master Time

From thee Editor:

Santiago Hernandez, Elizabeth Rouse, Justin Young, and Cricket Bidleman are all successful students, juggling responsibilities both in and out of the classroom. We all know that is important to manage time wisely, but how, exactly, can this be done? Keep reading for tips offered by these productive students on how to manage your time more efficiently.

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:

2020 NABS Fantasy Football Fundraiser

The time is upon us for our annual fantasy football initiative! With season kickoff starting September 10, this page outlines everything you need to know about the process for this year’s fundraiser.

NABS Notes | June 2020

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”-J. K. Rowling

Welcome to the June edition of our NABS notes! With only a few weeks to go until our first ever virtual national convention, we have many exciting updates to share. Read on to learn more about our upcoming events and updates from committees. In this edition you will find:

NABS Notes | May 2020

““Now the first suggestion is to aim high but be aware that even before you have reached your ultimate professional destination, if you always strive for excellence, you can and should have a substantial impact on the world in which you live.” – Sandra Day O’Connor

Welcome to the May edition of our very favorite NABS notes! Whether you are one step closer to graduation or have recently crossed the finish line, congratulations on behalf of our NABS family! Read on to learn more about our upcoming events and updates from committees. In this edition you will find:

Blog Post for April: Quarantine Quandaries by John Bailey and Matthew Gip

Fifteen Opportunities You Should Be Taking Advantage Of Now

By John Bailey

From the Editor:

John works in the Information Technology industry where his office is in his home. His clients include the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Center for Missing Children. In 2016, John presented a TEDX speech about using innovation to solve challenges. John also enjoys being a competitive ballroom dancer and working with Project Rise to help blind students successfully transition to college.