Quarantine Quandaries by John Bailey and Matthew Gip
From the Editor: As our time in quarantine grows longer, many of us are looking for ways to stay busy. In this month's blog, we hear from two NFB members who are making the most of their time at home.
The Home Stretch, Kind Of… by Robert Parsons
From the Editor: With the introduction of the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act, blind students across the country have been hard at work advocating for our right to an equal education. However, advocacy takes many forms, even when it comes to our own personal journeys. Robert Parsons is pursuing a Masters degree at Western Michigan University in Rehabilitation Counseling and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.
Perspectives on the NFB National Scholarship Experience by Rashid Deme, Skye Dunfield, and Nina Marranca
From the Editor: As the March 31 deadline for the National scholarship program draws ever closer, this month’s blog post brings together the experiences and advice of three dynamic students from the 2019 scholarship class. We hope that their words of wisdom will help to guide you in the application process, and shed some light on the life-changing impact this program affords to blind students around the nation.
Blind Students Belong on Capitol Hill — The Perspective of a Summer Intern in the United States Senate by Kenia Flores
From the Editor: Kenia Flores is a senior at Furman University, majoring in politics and international affairs. She has spent the past few summers as an intern in the offices of senators, gaining valuable experiences that strengthen her pursuit of advocacy in all areas of her life. She also serves as 2nd Vice President of the National Association of Blind Students.
To See, or Not to See by Arielle Silverman
From the Editor: Arielle Silverman is an activist and social scientist who is passionate about improving public understandings of disability. She obtained a PhD in social psychology, after which she went on to found Disability Wisdom Consulting, and publish several notable research articles relating to disability.
The Magic of Student Seminars in the National Federation of the Blind by Justin Salisbury
From the Editor: Justin Salisbury currently serves as a board member of the National Association of Blind Students. He lives in Hawaii, where he pursues advocacy in all shapes and forms. He finds huge amounts of energy and satisfaction from bringing students together around the country. Below, he writes of his experience with regional student seminars, and the positive impact they can have on blind students everywhere.