70 years of providing continuing education to those who prepare braille and braille materials to persons who are visually impaired.
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National Braille Association, founded in 1945, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing continuing education to those who prepare braille, and to providing braille materials to persons who are visually impaired.

National Braille Association is an international organization with no local units or chapters. All members join as individuals. Many of them work through philanthropic, religious or service groups in their own communities or are professionals in related fields. All serve NBA in a volunteer capacity, including those on the Board of Directors.

 

Web-Based Learning

Recognizing that it is costly and sometimes difficult for transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired to travel for training, the National Braille Association began to offer web-based learning opportunities in 2016.

We offer a series of webinars to NBA members and the general public.

WHAT WE DO

Since our founding in 1945, the National Braille Association has been led by a team dedicated to ensuring that braille readers receive the best materials possible. Teachers of the Visually Impaired and braille transcribers in North America receive education from leading experts through these services.

Membership

Join over 700 others from around the world to gain access to exclusive content created for transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired

Ask An Expert

Our technical support forum allows members to ask questions about transcription projects and receive direct support

Conferences

Join us for our annual Professional Development Conference each fall to receive training on a broad range of topics

Publications

Our website store features print, hard copy braille, and ebooks of training materials written for all levels of expertise

Training Bureau

Our team of experts can visit your organization and offer a training experience tailored to your group’s needs

Web-Based Learning

Join one of our webinars from anywhere in the world, or watch a training video in our archive of recordings

NBA Training Publications