Become a Member of the National Association of Blind Students

NABS is a far-reaching network of diverse and talented students. We are making a difference every day, furthering the rights of blind students across the country and creating a powerful community to learn and grow. Whether you are looking to get involved with one of our committees, gain support from other students, or simply make the most of the resources NABS has to offer, becoming a member is the place to start! There are two steps to this process: paying your membership dues and filling out your membership registration.

2020-2021 Membership Dues

We want to notify all current and potential members of an important note for this year’s membership dues collecting process. The National Federation of the Blind is transitioning from a fiscal calendar year to a regular calendar year (beginning in January and ending in December.) For this reason, we are making a one-time exception to our dues collecting process in advance of the January 2022 deadline in accordance with guidance put forth by the NFB's National Board of Directors.

Your membership is ensured through the end of 2021, and assuming you register for our business meeting, you are eligible to vote in this year's election process in the following cases:

  • Your dues were paid last year on or before December 31, 2020
  • You’ve paid your dues since January 1, 2021
  • You will pay your $5 dues before June 21, 2021

Please note that this change will require all members to renew their membership status starting in January 2022. If you are unsure of your membership status, contact NABS secretary, Mausam Mehta by email at or by phone at (540) 466-6033. If you have questions regarding your dues payment, please contact NABS Treasurer Elizabeth Rouse by email at or by phone at (563) 210-1854.


To become a member, dues of $5 must be payed per our constitution. Please note that you must pay your dues between January and our registration period for the NABS Business Meeting to be able to fully participate in the meeting and specifically elections. However, you may still become a member at any time throughout the year to engage in our efforts, with the understanding that your dues will still expire on December 31. Dues may be paid by any of the methods below or by check to our NABS Treasurer at PO Box 942 Durant, IA 52747.

Fill Out Our Google Form

Please fill out our NABS membership form with your information, so that you can be added to the NABS membership roster and keep up to date with the latest and greatest happening in NABS. Please, do not fill out this form until you have payed your dues.

We look forward to learning from you, working with you, and welcoming you into our NABS family! Please feel free to browse our website for more information about who we are and what we do. Have questions? Do not hesitate to contact our NABS leadership.