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NABS NOW Podcast

NABS NOW Podcast

By National Association of Blind Students
Produced by students for students: NABS NOW focuses on subjects that students, educators, professionals and others come to learn, share, and voice. Hear stories from fellow blind students and professionals in education and career fields, learn tips, tricks and advice to pave the way towards success, and more. Podcast brought to you by the National Association of Blind Students, a proud division of the National Federation of the Blind
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Diving into Diversity - Learning to Appreciate Differences Amongst Students and Beyond

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Getting Involved - Not As Scary As You 🤔
Please NOTE: This content was created before the COVID-19 pandemic. Please ensure that you are following all safety guidelines when becoming involved on your campus. College is an exciting time of exploration and discovery. Many students enjoy branching out through new clubs, sports, and other activities while earning their degree(s). In this episode, students share their campus involvement experiences and offer tips for making the most of your campus involvement. From funny,  embarrassing, and serious and meaningful experiences, this episode is sure to prepare you for campus life. Thank you to special guests: Tarik Williams, Santiago Hernandez, and Robert Parsons Created and produced by: Seyoon Choi & Nina Marranca Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Nabspage/ Twitter& Instagram: @nabslink NABS website: http://nabslink.org Interested in assisting with the podcast? Contact Nina at: ninam0814@gmail.com Seyoon: schoi09@outlook.com
28:12
September 2, 2020
Accessibility in the Classroom
A huge concern of blind students everywhere is accessibility within the classroom. This episode focuses on what you need to know to make the jump from high school to college, ensuring that you will receive an equal education to your sighted peers. This episode offers tons of important tips and tricks that are applicable to any blind student, regardless of their education level. Hear from fellow students and an accessibility coordinator who has worked on a college campus with students with disabilities for a number of years. Thank you to special guests Tim Olukanni, Naim Abu-ElHawa, and Genevieve Kruly. Created and produced by: Nina Marranca and Seyoon Choi Interested in assisting with the creation of our podcasts? Contact Nina at: ninam0814@gmail.com Seyoon Choi: schoi09@outlook.com Visit NABS website at: www.nabslink.org Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nabspage/ Twitter & Instagram: @nabslink
30:32
August 2, 2020
#NFB20 - National Convention Sneak Peek
The Zoom where it happens! The National Federation of the Blind convention goes virtual for the very first time, allowing thousands of members to assemble virtually for what will potentially be the largest gathering of blind people across the nation. Join us as we hear the sneak peek of our upcoming convention, scheduled to take place from July 14-18, 2020. Special thanks to President Mark Riccobono, Pam Allen, Patty Chang, and NABS board members Kathryn Webster, Dustin Cather, Mausam Mehta, and Johna Wright. Created and produced by: Seyoon Choi and Nina Marranca Find the National Association of Blind Students on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Nabspage/ Follow the National Association of Blind Students on Twitter and Instagram: @nabslink Are you interested in assisting in the planning and production of the NABS Now Podcast? Email Nina at: ninam0814@gmail.com and Seyoon Choi at: schoi09@outlook.com for more information.
02:40
July 13, 2020
Diving into Diversity - Learning to Appreciate Differences Amongst Students and Beyond
It is no question that diversity is a huge part of our world. We each possess a unique perspective, and in this episode, we have open discussions as to what diversity really means. How can we learn to appreciate and protect diversity? Which diverse part of yourself are you most proud of? What challenges related to diversity have you faced? Listen to students discuss these complex questions and more. Also, learn about the NABS Diversity and Inclusion Committee and how you can become involved. Learning is how we grow, and discussions like this one are a perfect place to start! Thank you to special guests Jessica Karim, Adriana Mendez, Rilee Sloan, Syed Rizby, and Johna Wright. Created and produced by: Nina Marranca and Seyoon Choi Music credit: Tony Gebhard Find the National Association of Blind Students on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Nabspage/  Follow the National Association of Blind Students on Twitter: @nabslink Are you interested in assisting in the planning and production of the NABS Now Podcast? Email  email: ninam0814@gmail.com
43:30
June 1, 2020
Taking The Stage - Participating in Performing Arts as a Blind Student
Have you ever considered taking a dance class, starring in your school’s theater production, tackling a solo in a band/choir, or performing in some other way? Maybe, you are already an experienced performer who loves to hear stories from other students who are just as passionate about the performing arts as you are. In this episode of the NABS Now Podcast, we dive into the world of performing arts. Whether it is music, dance, or theater, special guests Elizabeth Rouse, DJ Robinson, and Francesco Magisano share their experiences performing and ways to maximize accessibility within performing arts for blind students. Later, we hear from Juli McGinnity stars information about the Performing Arts Division of the National Federation of the Blind. Thank you to special guests Elizabeth Rouse, DJ Robinson, Francesco Magisano, and Julie McGinnity. Created and Produced by: Seyoon Choi and Nina Marranca - Music credit: Tony Gebhard Find the National Association of Blind Students on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nabspage/ Follow the National Association of Blind Students on Twitter: @nabslink NABS website: nabslink.org Are you interested in assisting with the planning and production of the NABS Now Podcast? Email ninam0814@gmail.com for more information.
35:56
May 1, 2020
Planting the Seed: All About STEM
Many students find the prospect of studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics rather daunting. However, with the propper accommodations and determination, blind students are succeeding in STEM fields all across the country and later establishing meaningful STEM careers. Special guests Mausam Mehta, Seyoon Choi, Chancey Fleet, and Kathryn Webster cover everything from obtaining the accommodations right for you to using creativity when solving access issues. Furthermore, through personal anecdotes, they offer advice fto those students who are concerned about committing to STEM, fearing the challenges it may present. Thank you to special guests Mausam Mehta, Seyoon Choi, Chancey Fleet, and Kathryn Webster. Created and produced by: Seyoon Choi and Nina Marranca Music credit: Tony Gebhard Find the National Association of Blind Students on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Nabspage/Follow the National Association of Blind Students on Twitter:@nabslink Are you interested in assisting with the planning and production of the NABS Now Podcast? Email ninam0814@gmail.com for more information.
30:14
April 1, 2020
A Trip Across the Globe
Colleges across the country are expanding study abroad programs offered to students, with some schools going as far as requiring that students take part in a studying abroad trip. Studying abroad offers a unique cultural experience that extends far beyond the realm of a traditional classroom. However, as a blind student, it can be tricky to know where to start. Panelists Johna Wright, Precious Perez, and Katelyn Macintyre have studied across the globe in Germany, Africa, and many places in between. They offer helpful insights about enrolling in a study abroad program and ensuring that the courses and excursions are accessible to you. Furthermore, they offer advice on making the most of your time in another country, creating memories that last a life time.   Thank you to our special guests Johna Wright, Precious Perez, and Katelyn Macintyre. Created and produced by: Nina Marranca, Seyoon Choi, and Haley Sumner Music credit: Tony Gebhard Image credit: Walker Chieffe   Are you interested in assisting with the planning and production of the NABS Now Podcast? We would love to hear from you! Please email ninam0814@gmail.com if interested.   Find the National Association of Blind Students on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nabspage/  Follow the National Association of Blind Students on Twitter: @nabslink
39:48
March 1, 2020
Suits & Savings
How to Dress for Success on a College Budget  Whether searching for an internship, nailing a job interview, or advocating on Capitol Hill, dressing for success is the first step in ensuring that you make a great and lasting impression. In this episode, we explore the basics of dressing professionally; it’s not as complicated as you might think. Additionally, we share tips on how to shop smart and save money, so  you can dress for success without breaking your college budget. Thank you to our special guests Alex Castillo and Mary Fernandez. Created and produced by: Nina Marranca, Seyoon Choi, and Mausam Mehta. Music credit: Tony Gebhard Are you interested in assisting with the planning and production of the NABS Now Podcast? We would love to hear from you! Please email ninam0814@gmail.com if interested.   Find the National Association of Blind Students on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nabspage/  Follow the National Association of Blind Students on Twitter: @nabslink
20:37
February 1, 2020
Legislation 101
Advocacy for legislation is a driving force in enacting powerful change and equality for all those who are blind. With Washington Seminar quickly approaching, students Kenia Flores and Justin Salisbury share their thoughts on the importance of advocating for legislation as a student. We know that this may seem daunting at first, but we offer some tips for students who wish to gain more experience. Lieutenant Governor Josh Green of Hawaii offers helpful information about the legislative process from the viewpoint of someone in political office as well.  We would like to thank special guests Kenia Flores, Justin Salisbury, and Lieutenant Governor Josh Green of Hawaii.  Created and produced by: Nina Marranca, Seyoon Choi, and Collin Lacki Music credit: Tony Gebhard Image credit: Walker Chieffe  Find the National Association of Blind Students on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nabspage/ Follow the National Association of Blind Students on Twitter: @nabslink  Visit our website: www.nasblink.org
24:34
January 1, 2020