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.