California Association of Blind Students (CABS)
The purpose of this Organization shall be to serve as a division of the National Federation of the Blind of California; to promote educational opportunities and the general well-being of the blind of this nation and the state to function as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind.
During the year, information highlighting scholarships, workshops/seminars, national/state conventions and internship possibilities are distributed. An in person meeting is conducted at the state convention and presentations are held throughout the year.
Please visit our FaceBook page at California Association of Blind Students. In addition, please subscribe to our email listserv, http://nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/cabs-talk_nfbnet.org.
The division conducts quarterly conference calls via phone. For a schedule of quarterly calls and times, please contact President Matthew Gip at 559-375-2068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those attending postsecondary education needing self-advocacy tips, please read the following self-advocacy resources:
- Self-Advocacy in Higher Education Toolkit Version 2.0
- High-Stakes Testing Self-Advocacy Toolkit
- Higher Education Accessibility Online Resource Center
The National Association of Blind Students now has a YouTube channel titled “how blind students see it”. On this YouTube channel, it will be a platform for different blind students to show us what is going on in their lives and their different successes. This channel will also have different videos educating people on different situations that blind people face and how blind students accomplish their goals. Here is a link to our YouTube channel and our first video introducing the board. We hope to have you subscribe and like our videos. We look forward to connecting with all of you in the future!
NFB National & State Scholarships
The National Federation of the Blind believes in investing in the future by supporting the college education of deserving legally blind students. Our state and national scholarship programs are the most generous in the country. We urge you to apply to both.
The National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships annually to blind students from across the United States. Any legally blind, full-time college or graduate student may apply, as well as graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2018. Check out www.nfb.org/scholarships for eligibility information and to apply! All finalists must attend the entire convention of the National Federation of the Blind, to be held from July 3-8 in Orlando, Florida. The NFB scholarship program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. All blind high school and college students are encouraged to apply! The application deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2018.