Blind Students Breaking Barriers, Building Networks, & Bringing Change

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!

Washington Seminar

The annual gathering of the National Federation of the Blind on Capital Hill is quickly approaching. Blind students from all across the country will be traveling to Washington DC from January 30 to February 2, 2023 to meet with senators and representatives and advocate for key emerging legislation for blind access. To learn more, check out our Washington Seminar page.

Midwest Regional Student Seminar

The National Association of Blind Students (NABS) and the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois invite you to the annual Midwest regional seminar, a fun-filled weekend brimming with opportunities for professional growth, confidence building, and mentorship, happening Friday, March 24th (6:00 PM) – Sunday, March 26th (12:00 PM), Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare Area.

As blind students, we are encountering unique daily realities that often remain unrecognized or misunderstood by the people around us. The National Association of Blind Students is thrilled to invite you to dive "Deeper than the Surface" with us as we explore these shared experiences with students from all over the region. It will be an engaging weekend packed with opportunities to challenge your perceptions and network with blind peers and mentors alike. Registration closes on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, but before you rush to reserve your spot, please note the following:

  • Each attendee is responsible for a $100 registration fee, payable to the NFB of Illinois, which will cover meals throughout the weekend as well as administrative expenses necessary to support this event. We encourage you to proactively reach out to your vocational rehabilitation agency and/or National Federation of the Blind state affiliate to help offset this expense. This fee is due by the time registration closes. Until we receive both your registration form response and this fee, your spot is not guaranteed.
  • Masks will be required during any/all 2023 Midwest Student Seminar

    activities except while eating or drinking.
  • Finally, we will not be assigning roommates for this event. We are more

    than happy to support you in finding a roommate if you require assistance,

    which you can indicate on the registration form linked below; however, if

    you do not either take the initiative to procure a roommate or reach out

    for assistance, you will be responsible for the hotel expense of $99 +

    applicable taxes and fees for each night of the event.

What are you waiting for? Register now!

Want to get involved with our community?

We welcome you to join our tight-knit family of blind students from all over the country! Make genuine friendships, learn about resources for blind students of all ages, join in on projects to positively impact the lives of others, and more.

Not A member? Become a member of the National Association of Blind Students Family
A young man smiles while listening to his phone. His cane rests against his shoulder.

Blind Students Breaking Barriers, Building Networks, & Bringing Change

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!

 

Want to get involved with our community?

We welcome you to join our tight-knit family of blind students from all over the country!

Subscribe & Stay Up to Date

For over 50 years, the National Association of Blind Students has worked to promote the equality of the blind by serving as a source of information, forum for networking and vehicle for collective action for blind students. Get the latest updates, stay involved, and hear stories from blind students by subscribing to our publications.

Subscribe to NABS News And More