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December 2019 Webinars

To wrap up a year of online learning we’re going to celebrate the month of December with five different webinars! We’ll have our usual Formats Friday covering part of the Braille Formats code, and our usual Music Mondays that will cover part of the Music Braille Code. Then we’re adding a Foreign Language webinar, a…

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A New Forum Topic For Ask An Expert

As codes are announced and their complex applications become part of a transcriber’s routine, there are sure to be questions. For over a decade our team of transcribers have been answering your technical questions about braille on our Ask An Expert forum. This week Cindi Laurent, President of the National Braille Association is announcing a…

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November 2019 Webinars

We may be winding down from our conference in Phoenix, but we’re winding up with our webinar schedule! Whether or not you’re a member, as long as you have an internet connection you can join in at any time to our free webinars. They last around 15 minutes or so, and provide an opportunity to…

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Thank You For Helping To Make The 2019 Silent Auction A Success!

Each year during our Professional Development Conference we host a Silent Auction. For one-and-a-half days during the conference, attendees outbid one another on an array of items donated from individuals and organizations. All of the proceeds raised during the Silent Auction directly support our efforts to provide educational services to transcribers and teachers of the…

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BULLETIN: Vol. 55, No. 3 – Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 BULLETIN: Vol. 55, No. 3 is now available for current NBA Members to download right from our website! Once you’re logged in, navigate to the “My Account” using the link at the very top of your screen. Then you’ll find a link to go to view the Bulletin. Both PDF and BRF…

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Conference Registration Deadline

We are now just a few weeks from the start of our annual Professional Development Conference! We’ve been busy prepping to greet those of you who are joining us in Phoenix this year, and wanted to provide a few updates. No Onsite Registration During previous conferences, we’ve allowed attendees to show up at the conference…

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October 2019 Webinars

We’re hoping that you’re among those who will be joining us for our 2019 Professional Development Conference in Phoenix this month. If you’re not able to be with us but still want to learn a few new transcription tricks, the October webinar lineup is now officially announced! We did shift a few dates for the…

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September 2019 Webinars

Join us in September for two free webinars! We’ll be hosting our monthly Formats Friday webinar on September 6, and our monthly Music Mondays webinar on September 16. These short free webinars are free to both NBA members and the public. They’re intended to be a brief look into a specific area of transcription and…

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Our Website Refresh

If you’ve visited our website recently, you may have noticed some changes. We’ve been working behind the scenes for much of this year to implement some new functions to our website. We’ve been really excited to unveil them, but have been waiting for the right moment. On August 12th, we officially launched those updates to…

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Free Webinar: BrailleBlaster In-Depth

One of the newest braille translation software programs to hit computers is a free program called BrailleBlaster, developed by American Printing House for the Blind (APH). BrailleBlaster was designed to assist transcribers working primarily on textbooks, and provides a platform for automating many basic transcription functions, but provides advanced tools as well. On Tuesday, August…

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