Welcome to the website of the North Carolina Association of Blind Students. Please look around our site with the menu on the left. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.
We are the North Carolina affiliate of the National Association of Blind Students. We are also the division of the National Federation of the Blind of North Carolina , which is the North Carolina affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB NFB.
Our mission is to represent blind students in North Carolina enrolled in secondary and post secondary education programs; to advocate for equal education opportunities; to provide important information and resources to students and to remain an integral component of the National Federation of the Blind of North Carolina.
NFB Writing Competition
The National Federation of the Blind is accepting entries for its 2015 writing contest. Please see below for the official announcement:
Whether people have been writing throughout their lives or are new to the craft, writing brings a wonderful sense of accomplishment, enabling the writer to share something unique with others. It can also enlighten, transform and empower the writer. Each of us has a story to tell.
The 2015 adult contest, which has categories for fiction, poetry, nonfiction (memoir/personal essay) and stories written for kids, is open to anyone over 18 years of age with a visual impairment. Any topic or theme is fair game, though we are requesting this year that the number 75 be included in some way in honor of the 75th anniversary of the NFB.
Entries will be accepted through April 1, 2015. There is a $6 entry fee for each adult entry. There is no fee for the youth contest, which promotes Braille literacy.
Prizes for adult first through third place in each category are $100, $50 and $25. Youth prizes for first through third place in each category, given for elementary, middle and upper school levels, are $30, $20 and $10. All winners will be announced at the NFB national convention in July and will be eligible for inclusion in Slate and Style, the literary journal of the NFB Writers' Division.
Additional contest details and submission guidelines for the Adult Contest:NFB Writing Competition
NCABS has partnered with Lea Williams, who is a Scentsy consultant, to organize a fundraiser involving the sale of Scentsy products. Scentsy is a company that offers many types of flame-free scented and warming products, many of which serve purposes similar to candles. However, because these products are flame-free, they are much safer than traditional candles. If you would like to participate in this fundraiser, please follow the below instructions:
Online Ordering Instructions:
- Click the below link: Scentsy Fundraiser
- Select the items you would like to purchase and add them to your cart.
- Once you have selected the items you would like to purchase, click the "check out" link. It will take you to a page that will ask you if you want to add your order to a party. Check the box corresponding to the North Carolina Association of Blind Students Scentsy Party.
- Click the "Next" link to proceed with your order.
Other Ways to Order
If you would prefer to purchase Scentsy products over the phone or by email, you may contact Lea Williams, who will be glad to help you find the Scentsy products that are right for you. Her contact information is:
- phone: (704) 732-4470 (call or text)
- email: email@example.com
NCABS held elections at the student track of the state convention of the NFB of NC in September 2014. The elected officers are:
- President: Kathryn Webster
- 1st Vice President: Kevin Currin
- 2nd Vice President: Bobbi Pompey
- Secretary: Veronica Puente
- Treasurer: Alan Chase
October 2014 SUP Seminar
The October 2014 SUP Seminar was held on Saturday, October 4th. The Seminar was held from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh NC in conjunction with the NC Association of Parents of Visually Impaired Children. NCABS provided a goal ball demonstration and maintained a publicity table. The Seminar immediately followed the Raising Cane 5k walk/run at Dorothea Dix. Thanks to all who participated!