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Welcome to the home page of the National Association of Blind Students, a proud division of the National Federation of the Blind and the largest movement of blind students in the world. Each day, we seek to empower blind students to live the lives they want through organized activism, mentorship, leadership development, resource sharing, and so much more!

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LATEST NABS NEWS

Register for the 2021 NABS Midwest Seminar

We are so excited to share that registration for our Midwest Student Seminar is now open! Our theme this year is “Marching Towards Your Authenticity.” The seminar will be taking place March 19-20, 2021. This virtual program is dedicated to equip students with the knowledge and expertise to emulate their authentic selves in all facets of life, including academic settings, the workplace, and social environments. We know that the year 2020 has taken a tole on the mental health of our members, many of whom have experienced difficulties maintaining their academic successes, social groups or environments, and even parts of their identities. Our program, rife with interactive activities, guest speakers, and opportunities to grow, aims to help each and every attendee reaffirm the elements of their authentic self. After all, we wouldn’t be a division full of diversity without the unparalleled qualities of our members. We hope you'll join us for a weekend filled with opportunities to grow, learn, and have fun! Please click here to register. The deadline for registration and payment of the $25 registration fee is March 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST. We in no way, shape, or form want finances to deter student attendance. If the $25 registration fee stands in the way of your attendance or you have additional questions about the registration process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to NABS First Vice President, Kenia Flores, at kflores@keniaflores.com.

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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 former President, Kathryn Webster, that was published earlier this year. 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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NABS Notes | January 2021

“Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations.” -Catherine Pulsifer

Welcome to the January edition of our NABS Notes! As the new year is already well underway, we hope that you’ll find time to catch up on all things new with NABS; it is our goal for 2021 that our members find new ways to get involved, express themselves, and learn something new along the way. Read on to learn more about our upcoming events and updates from committees. In this edition you will find:

NABS Notes | December 2020

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, / Whispering ‘it will be happier’.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Welcome to the December edition of our NABS Notes! As 2020 reaches its conclusion, we find ourselves both reflecting back on the successful year we’ve had and looking forward to all that we have yet to accomplish together. We hope that 2021 brings you and yours an abundance of joy, health, and safety. Read on to learn more about our upcoming events and updates from committees. In this edition you will find:

NABS Notes | November 2020

“Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.” -Stephen King

Welcome to the November edition of our NABS Notes! As another holiday season begins, we encourage you to grab a plate of leftovers and take some time to read up on all things new with NABS and always remember that we are thankful for you! Read on to learn more about our upcoming events and updates from committees. In this edition you will find:

NABS Notes | October 2020

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” -Andy Rooney

Welcome to the October edition of our NABS Notes! Although our schedules are fuller than a pumpkin spice latte, overflowing with midterms, holiday plans, and taking in the changing seasons, we hope you’ll still take the time to read 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:

NABS Notes | September 2020

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” -Alan Cohen

Welcome to the September edition of our NABS Notes! While many of us find ourselves up to our eyeballs in assignments, barely catching a breath long enough to set up our fantasy football lineups each week, we hope you’ll still take the time to read 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:

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.