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 professional development conference. Anyone may nominate an individual for this award by completing and submitting an application form and a two page narrative, which can be found 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).
The recipient, if living, will be invited to attend the banquet at our professional development conference. Along with an award, recipients’ biographies will be forever imprinted on our page of honor at the NBA website and on a plaque in our offices.
This is an opportunity for you to recognize that special person who has provided you with inspiration. Nominating someone 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.
Thanks to all those who have submitted such worthy applications celebrating the work of so many great transcribers around the country!