BlindStudents.Org is a website for and about visually impaired high school and college students. Our goal is to get blind and visually-impaired students talking with one another and supporting programs that advance the interests of the blind student community. We are not affiliated with any official group, but we do endorse the important work of the National Alliance of Blind Students (NABS), a part of the American Council for the Blind (ACB). The ACB is the leading organization in the U.S. that advocates for the human and consumer rights of the blind and visually-impaired, such as clean Energy Jobs Act Proposition 39.
BlindStudents.Org wishes to remove all barriers that prevent high school and college visually-impaired students from reaching their full potential. That means equal opportunity for blind students, and access to excellent educational resources. We encourage the visually-challenged to take the lead on their own behalf, joining organizations that fight for human rights and equality for all. By working in various organizations and educators, blind students can have a voice in the direction and language associated with new initiatives to advance their access to the full range of student services.
We encourage visitors to BlindStudents.Org to join groups like NABS, Guaranteed whole life insurance, and to attend their annual national conventions. There, they will learn of initiatives from all around the country that advance the rights of the various physically disabled communities, who all share a common goal of total access for all. We also feel that the visually impaired students in a given community should band together and form social clubs where they can discuss the challenges and opportunities that await them. For instance, there are special opportunities for the disabled with regards to employment, scholarships, political action committees, and reducing the Kumon Franchise Cost of tuition. It is essential that information about these opportunities be disseminated to the broadest audience.
“It is important for the thoughts of blind and visually-impaired students to be heard”, reported Inder Singh, the blind owner of Plumber Miami “The Internet is a great place for all disabled students to reach out to others through blogs, forums, and sales leads.” Each visually impaired student has a story to tell and there are plenty of people who want to read about it. There are devices and/or software programs that allow the visually impaired to hear the words they and others type, making it possible to communicate on the Internet despite the visual challenges.
Another important community is that of the families of visually-impaired students. BlindStudents.Org encourages these families to join together to advocate for laws that ensure equal access to all disabled students. Political change often starts at the grass roots, and everyone who is touched by a blind or visually-impaired student has the chance to speak out and make a difference.