All Chapters & Divisions
At Large Chapter
Monthly Meeting: third Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
Meets via Zoom. Contact the President for the connection information.
President: Dave Andrews (email) or call (612) 730-7931Read More
Monthly Meeting: Third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom (web and telephone platform) until further notice
President: Deanna Langton (email) or call (651) 247-4461Read More
Monthly Meeting: Second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Meets via Zoom web conferencing application; join meeting with this link
President: Mike Colbrunn (email) or call (507) 469-9492Read More
Monthly Meeting: The fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
The meetings take place via Zoom. Contact the president for the connection information.
President: Jan Bailey (email) or call (507) 288-5335
Twin Ports Chapter
Monthly Meeting : Second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
Pizza Luce 11 E Superior Street Duluth, MN
President : Alex Loch (email) or call (763) 242-6217Read More
Minnesota Association of Blind Students
The Minnesota Association of Blind Students (MNABS) is a division of the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota and is composed of blind students of all ages and academic levels who seek to improve opportunities and advocate for themselves and all blind students in the state of Minnesota. We meet to discuss issues of interest to blind students and share information and ideas. We conduct seminars where experienced blind students and successful, employed blind individuals share what they have learned in dealing with a variety of common situations such as Disability Services offices, hiring readers, misconceptions about blindness, and many other topics. We assist with the NFB of Minnesota scholarship and distribute information about the NFB's national scholarship program.
MNABS holds monthly conference calls to discuss topics and plan future events pertaining to blind students. Come learn what we're all about. The conference number is: (605) 475-4881,,960671#
Join us in an opportunity to change what it means to be a blind student. There are many areas where we can make a difference. It takes planning and action to be effective and we intend to have a large voice where it is needed. Come and join us; we need good leadership and there are plenty of opportunities to enhance your student life and build your leadership skills. We are looking forward to a very exciting year.Read More
As we age, so do our eyes and this may result in vision loss. In fact, the majority of people who develop low vision or become legally blind are over 65. Of course, adapting to changes in your eyesight can be difficult and may lead to fear, frustration, and feelings of isolation and helplessness. Sometimes well-intentioned friends and family members may even contribute to these negative feelings because they too believe we are unable to care for ourselves.
A New Attitude
We at the NFB of Minnesota Seniors Division believe vision loss need not restrict your life. Our experience is that with the correct training and encouragement, seniors with vision loss can, and do, continue to enjoy full and independent lives.
The secret lies in the AAA Approach: Acceptance, Attitude, and Alternative techniques. By learning to use some alternative techniques that employ senses of touch or hearing rather than sight, low vision seniors continue to do almost everything they wish.
Adopting Alternative Techniques
Thankfully,many of these clever alternatives are relatively easy to learn. Blind and low vision seniors everywhere are successfully using practical nonvisual techniques to manage everyday life to retain and regain their independence.
- find alternatives to driving
- cook and clean
- write letters
- continue favorite hobbies
- shop in stores and online
- dial the telephone
- use computers
- read daily newspapers
- organize and identify money
- recruit and work with readers
- travel for pleasure
- get around safely and confidently
Next Steps: Make the most of our NFB resources.
Nearly all are free of charge!
- Reach out to one of your peers in the NFB of Minnesota Seniors Division
- Subscribe to NFB-NEWSLINE®, and read the newspaper again
- Join your local NFB of Minnesota chapter, and meet other low vision seniors
- Read our free NFB motivational literature about using alternative techniques
- Contact Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND, Inc.) and State Services for the Blind, and learn about additional services in your community
- Visit Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND, Inc.) to learn how to use a computer
Connect with Us!
Judy Sanders, President
Phone: (952) 232-8049
Judy Sanders, President
Phone: (952) 232-8049