Being a Ph.D. Student by Cindy Bennett
From the Editor: Cindy has been a member of NFB for 11 years and has held several offices for NABS, the Greater Seattle Chapter and the NFB of Washington. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Human Centered Design at the University of Washington. This broadly means that she researches how people use technology.
Teach Act Column by Lauren McLarney
From the Editor: Each year, the National Federation of the Blind pursues a legislative agenda to further the rights of blind Americans in all aspects of life. In this post, we learn more about the TEACH Act, which is a specific version of an ongoing effort to standardize accessibility standards in higher education.
Author of your Future by Sean Whalen
From the Editor: The National Association of Blind Students believes in students taking full advantage of all the college experiences available to them, regardless of their blindness. Therefore, we are teaming up with an organization called MIUSA, that allows blind people to knock down barriers while traveling abroad.
Family, Family, Family! by Ellana Crew
From the Editor: Ellana Crew is a sparkling leader with many great qualities. As one who grew up in Maryland, her loyalty continues as she is now furthering her education in Baltimore. Ellana is proud to serve as president of the Maryland student division and as the co-chair for the Outreach Committee for our national student division. It’s hard to not mention Ellana’s contagious attitude and genuine personality.
A Weekend to Remember by Matthew Gip
From the Editor: The National Federation of the Blind is comprised of 52 affiliates spanning 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Throughout the year, members of these affiliates gather for memorable conventions in their state. In this blog post, we hear from Matthew Gip and his experience attending his first state convention in California.
Everyone Scream, it is Halloween by Elizabeth Rouse
From the Editor: Enjoy this October blog post written by Elizabeth Rouse. She is a sophomore at Central College located in Iowa. Miss Rouse studies English and hopes to pursue a career in writing. We hope you enjoy reading her interesting story on past experiences during the time of Halloween.
Reflecting on the 2017 Missouri State Convention by Unkown
From the Editor: A NABS member shares their experience at the 55th annual Missouri State Convention.
The First Time by Cricket Bidleman
From the Editor: Moving into college is a daunting experience for any prospective student: but in NABS, we know the specific challenges that blind students face in transitioning to campus life. In this blog post, Cricket Bidleman shares her college decision for this Fall and the journey she took to get there; from high school Biology to the BLIND, Inc. summer program.
The Federation Family by Kathryn Webster
From the Editor: Kathryn Webster serves as the president of the National Association of Blind Students, a proud division of the national Federation of the blind. Prior to Kathryn’s presidency, she served as the Secretary/Treasurer of NABS, on the Connecticut Affiliate Board, and as President of the North Carolina Association of Blind Students.
Tips on Job Searching by Unknown
From the Editor: A NABS member reflects on their experiences and offers advice that they have gleaned from their one year out of college.
Mardi Gras by Ana Martinez
During my time at the Louisiana Center for the Blind I have been receiving training in computers, cooking, and travel. But, the biggest part of my experience at LCB has been the confidence building activities that I get to participate in. I've been rock climbing, and rafting. But, I have always been a little intimidated by huge crowds. What a better opportunity to conquer this fear than the Mardi Gras, in New Orleans?
Anyone Can Handle Horses by Alosha Moore
From the Editor: Alosha Moore is the Vice President of the Kansas Association of Blind Students. Moore was born in Russia, raised in Kansas, and now exploring the east coast. He currently attends law school at Washburn University. In his free time, Alosha spends time with family and enjoys horseback riding, but that’s not all. Join us in reading this month’s blog on training horses.