Welcome to the National Center for Blind Youth in Science web portal!
This portal was developed for you, the next generation of blind youth, to be a resource as you prepare to explore new educational opportunities and career possibilities. By serving as a clearinghouse of information, this portal is your connection to thousands of mentors in the National Federation of the Blind who are prepared to help you achieve your dreams.
Are you looking for materials or resources to help you through your science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) courses? Visit our Resources section, which is broken down into specific STEM areas! There you can find information and links to everything from star charts and tactile maps to talking thermometers and graphing calculators. Whether you're looking for low-tech or high-tech solutions, you'll be able to find it in our Resources section.
Would you like to take part in a challenging STEM activity with other blind youth? Check out our Programs section. There you can learn about the NFB EQ or NFB STEM2U, as well as other programs to take you to new heights. If you never thought that a STEM career was in your future due to blindness or low-vision, sign up for a program and discover the possibilities firsthand!
Do you have dreams of working in a STEM field? Visit our Careers section! There you have the opportunity to learn about internships to help you get the job experience that you will need. You can also use our career resources to make your career preparation and job search a little easier. Finally, learn about the people who have made careers in the STEM fields by visiting our blind scientists section. There, you can read biographies and listen to interviews by these successful blind professionals - learn from their successes and mistakes by listening to their stories and advice! Much of the information in the Careers section will help you no matter what type of career most interests you.
If you are interested in sharing ideas and communicating with blind scientists and engineers, join the National Federation of the Blind's Science and Engineering Division listserv! If you'd like to be connected with other blind students, join the NFB's National Association of Blind Students listserv!
Be sure to check back often to view updates and additions to this portal. For example, you will soon be able to post messages to our Bulletin Boards and take part in interviews via a chat room.
We are always looking for more valuable resources and ways to improve the portal to meet your needs.
If you know of any valuable resources that you would like to see on this portal, please submit your suggestion.