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Register Now for the 2024 Professional Development Conference

By Chris Clemens | May 15, 2024
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Each fall, the National Braille Association delivers a three-day professional development conference for braille transcribers, teachers of the visually impaired, and others involved in the preparation of braille. The event attracts people from across North America for a rigorous series of workshops, which represent the highlight of our entire year. For 2024 we’ve made some changes to the format of the conference and even added a bonus day! We’re confident that the planning we’ve put into this year’s event will result in a training opportunity like no other. If you’ve been patiently waiting to register for this October’s conference, your…

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New Accessibility Committee

By David Shaffer | May 7, 2024
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The National Braille Association (NBA) is thrilled to announce that in April of this year its Board of Directors approved the creation of a new Accessibility Committee. The mission of the new committee is to advocate for, develop, and implement accessibility standards and practices that ensure the NBA’s programs, services, and operations are inclusive of all individuals, regardless of their abilities. The NBA’s aim is to make accessibility a proactive component of its operations, reflecting its commitment to inclusivity in every action it takes. The NBA is looking to form a committee comprised of professionals with experience in the field…

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May 2024 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | May 1, 2024
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Join us this month for these four free webinars! These webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you have an internet connection, you can click the join link below each description a few minutes before start time, and you’re in! These are intended to run short, so the content portion is typically around 15 minutes long, and then there’s a few minutes for any questions. We want you to be able to learn some new tricks without having to take a lot of time out of your busy day! We hope you’ll be able…

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BULLETIN: Vol. 60, No. 1 – Spring 2024

By Chris Clemens | April 23, 2024
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The Spring 2024 BULLETIN: Vol. 60, No. 1 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 the Bulletin page. Both PDF and BRF files are available to download right now! For those who receive the braille, print, and disc editions of the Bulletin, you should be receiving those within the next month. Remember: even if you receive any hardcopy form of the Bulletin, as a current member, you still have…

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April 2024 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | April 1, 2024
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Join us this month for these three free webinars! These webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you have an internet connection, you can click the join link below each description a few minutes before start time, and you’re in! These are intended to run short, so the content portion is typically around 15 minutes long, and then there’s a few minutes for any questions. We want you to be able to learn some new tricks without having to take a lot of time out of your busy day! We hope you’ll be able…

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Start Planning for our 2024 Professional Development Conference

By Chris Clemens | March 27, 2024
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The National Braille Association recognizes that individuals who work for certain institutions/organizations need advance approval to attend our conferences. Sometimes this approval needs to be obtained long before the actual event is scheduled to occur. To get this approval, individuals need to have information on the event’s location and the associated costs for attending. This presents a challenge for the National Braille Association, and other organizations like us that host events, because the launch of conference registration can often fall after the deadline to receive approval has passed. And there are often aspects of the registration process that prevent it…

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Life Memberships Return!

By David Shaffer | March 25, 2024
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The NBA is pleased to share that it is once again accepting new Life Members. A Life Membership is exactly what it sounds like. It provides an individual with the benefits of an NBA membership throughout the duration of their life. These benefits are the same as what any level of membership would provide. The difference is that once a Life Member has paid their dues, there are no recurring fees. The cost of becoming a Life Member is $750.00. Since the NBA recognizes this is a lot of money to spend at one time, it will allow people to…

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March 2024 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | February 28, 2024
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Join us this month for these five free webinars! These webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you have an internet connection, you can click the join link below each description a few minutes before start time, and you’re in! These are intended to run short, so the content portion is typically around 15 minutes long, and then there’s a few minutes for any questions. We want you to be able to learn some new tricks without having to take a lot of time out of your busy day! We hope you’ll be able…

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February 2024 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | February 1, 2024
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Join us this month for these three free webinars! These webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you have an internet connection, you can click the join link below each description a few minutes before start time, and you’re in! These are intended to run short, so the content portion is typically around 15 minutes long, and then there’s a few minutes for any questions. We want you to be able to learn some new tricks without having to take a lot of time out of your busy day! We hope you’ll be able…

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BULLETIN: Vol. 59, No. 4 – Winter 2023

By Chris Clemens | January 19, 2024
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The Winter 2023 BULLETIN: Vol. 59, No. 4 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 the Bulletin page. Both PDF and BRF files are available to download right now! For those who receive the braille, print, and disc editions of the Bulletin, you should be receiving those within the next month. Remember: even if you receive any hardcopy form of the Bulletin, as a current member, you still have…

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