In 2009, a long time Board Member and friend of NBA passed away suddenly. There were many individuals who wished they had been able to thank and honor this individual for everything she had done before she passed. It was through this desire that the concept of the Lifetime Achievement Award was born.
The National Braille Association Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to one person each year at the time of our fall professional development conference. Anyone may nominate an individual for this award by completing and submitting an application form and a two page narrative. The application form and narrative instructions are below. The only criterion for nominees is that they work or have worked in the field of braille transcription (nominees can be living or deceased).
All nominations must be submitted by December 1 of each year. Each nomination will be reviewed by a committee and the selected recipient will be announced in January. The recipient, if living, will be invited to attend the banquet at our spring professional development conference. Along with an award, recipients’ biographies will be forever imprinted on our page of honor at the NBA website.
This is an opportunity for you to recognize that special person who has provided you with inspiration. This is a way for you to give back to someone who has provided you with support. This is a means to recognize someone who may otherwise never be publicly acknowledged for his or her accomplishments.