Student Seminar Agenda

Oklahoma Association of Blind Students

Message from OABS President

Greetings! We have an exciting and informative agenda planned for our 2016 OABS Student Seminar to be held at the 2016 NFBOK State Convention. Check out the entire schedule below. I also wanted to let you know that at this year’s State convention the student division is having a fundraiser. We are raffling off VIP seating for General session. We are selling raffle tickets for five dollars a ticket or three for ten dollars thru Friday, April 1, for two lucky winners two sit in VIP seating during General Session on Saturday, April 2 . Each spacious, comfortable VIP seat comes with complementary water and snack service provided by the Oklahoma Association of blind students. The hotel has generously provided 2 spacious, comfortable VIP seats for use during General Session. The raffle will be drawn Saturday morning before general session begins. You can purchase tickets from any member of the Student division. Tickets are on sale now! You can reserve your tickets ahead of time by calling me at 580-678-8222 or by email at Your lucky, raffle tickets can be picked up any time on Friday in Terrace Room A where the Student Seminar is being held or we can deliver them to you using our mad travel skills!

I can’t wait to see you all at stake convention.

Cammie Loehr, President
Oklahoma Association of Blind Students
A division of the National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma

2016 Student Seminar Agenda

Thursday, March 31, 2016

6:00pm Getting to Know You Social & Pizza Party

Friday, April 1, 2016

Registration: Registration will be taken at the door. Cost for registration is $5 per student. Registration and all Student Seminar Sessions are located in Terrace A

Students are invited and encouraged to attend the National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma Board Meeting at 9:00 immediately followed by the Resolutions Committee Meeting at 10:00 in Cimarron A.

11:15 am Welcome & Introductions, Cammie Loehr, President , Oklahoma Association of Blind Students

11:30am Greetings from our Affiliate President Jeannie Massay

11:45am Why I am a Federationist! & NFB National Scholarship Program
Presenting: Ever Lee Hairston, Member, Board of Directors, National Federation of the Blind

12:30pm- Break for Lunch

1:30pm Accessible & Assistive Technology,
Presenting: Audrey T. Farnum, 1st Vice President, NFB Oklahoma

2:00pm Training Centers :Panel Discussion, participants include Callie Chappell, Rex Schuttler and Eric Guillory

2:30pm Question and Answer

2:45pm Break

3:00pm Transition: Done with school, now what?
Presented by Brook Anderson and Bre Brown

3:30pm Advocacy in Higher Education
Presented by Cammie Loehr and Bre Brown

4:00pm Question and Answers

4:15pm Dinner on your own.

6:30pm Accessible technology demonstration rotations (Including KNFB Reader, iPhone, Androids, and JAWS)

8:00pm Confidence Building (Open to all seminar and convention attendees!)
Activities include but are not limited to: How to find your seat in a large room, lighting candles and Using power tools.