Braille Formats Certification
In 2011, the Braille Authority of North America (BANA)adopted a major revision to the textbook formatting code, making much of the content of our NBA Braille Formats Course and Exam no longer accurate. As a result of these major revisions and their impact on our material, NBA had temporarily discontinued the sale of our course and exam and we immediately started working on new material.
We are pleased to announce that the NBA Braille Formats Study Guide is now available for purchase from our online store. This study guide replaces our former Braille Formats Course and is based on the new 2011 BANA Guidelines for Braille Textbook Formatting. Our subject matter experts are working tirelessly on a revised certification exam that will be made available for those who would like to become certified in the new 2011 code. Please stay tuned for an announcement when the exam is available for purchase. For those of you who hold certification in braille textbook formatting based on the 1997 Guidelines, NBA is offering you the opportunity to test your knowledge of the new guidelines. This test will be an abbreviated version of the full exam and will be offered for one year, beginning in October of 2012. Please see below for the current locations of proctored exams. If your organization wants to proctor an exam, please contact the NBA National Office.
April 2013: NBA Conference in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Please click here to download a registration form.