Michigan Association of Blind Students (MABS)
The purpose of this Organization shall be to serve as a division of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan; 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: https://www.facebook.com/MIBlindStudents. In addition, please subscribe to our email listserv, https://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/mi-abs_nfbnet.org.
The division conducts monthly conference calls via phone. For a schedule of upcoming meetings, please contact President Jeff Crouch at 616-443-3576 or email@example.com.
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!
MI-ABS fundraising events at the 2020 NFB of Michigan Virtual State Convention
The Michigan Association of Blind Students is hosting a Trivia Night on November 6th as part of convention programming. MI-ABS members receive complimentary access to the trivia game. There will be many valuable door prizes available for anyone in attendance, and it will be a fun night of trivia and entertainment, not to mention competing for bragging rights amongst your friends!
To participate in this event, all you have to do is become a MI-ABS member. Please visit the following link for registration, and more information:
The Michigan Association of Blind Students is also raising funds to support scholarships. Support your favorite Crab (NFB state or national member representative) and you may win a prize!
Visit the following link to find out more and purchase shares in support of your favorite Crab.
Things That We Are Working On
We are working on getting textbooks and materials that are online in accessible formats for high school and post secondary students. This includes the Aim High movement.