Arkansas Association of Blind Students (ARKABS)
The purpose of this Organization shall be to serve as a division of the National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas; 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.
The division conducts monthly conference calls via phone. For a schedule of monthly calls and times, please contact President Elizabeth Sheeler at 479-841-7193 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!
The National Federation of the Blind believes in investing in the future by supporting the college education of deserving legally blind students. The NFB’s annual scholarship program is the largest of its kind in the nation. Every year, the NFB awards more than $120,000 to blind scholars across the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in recognition of their achievements and professional aspirations. Share this opportunity that invests in the future of blind people. Learn about the eligibility and requirements of the 2020 scholarship program at www.nfb.org/programs-services/scholarships-and-awards/scholarship-program. All blind high school seniors and college students are encouraged to apply! The application deadline is March 31, 2020.