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August 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | July 29, 2021
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As summer wraps up our skills committees have been hard at work creating five different free webinars for August. This month our lineup of free, short webinars includes the monthly Formats, Music, and UEB Literary topics plus a Nemeth and Tactile Graphics topic. Remember that these webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you’ve got 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 on purpose, so the content portion is typically around 15 minutes long,…

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BULLETIN: Vol. 57, No. 2 – Summer 2021

By Chris Clemens | July 14, 2021
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The Summer 2021 BULLETIN: Vol. 57, No. 2 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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July 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | July 6, 2021
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Join us in July for these five, free webinars! Remember that anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world can join our free webinars at no cost and without even registering in advance. Just simply click the link to the join underneath the description in the webinar you want to attend. We record all the webinars and make them available in the member section of our website. If you can’t attend live, log in with your member account the day following the webinar and watch the recording as many times as you want! Braille Formats Textbook Displayed Material Presenter:…

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Nominate Our 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

By Chris Clemens | June 25, 2021
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The National Braille Association is thankful for the countless men and women who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that individuals who are blind receive high quality braille. In 2011, we began to honor these individuals by presenting them with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year, one individual is selected to receive the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award. For 2021, the selected recipient will receive the award at our 2021 Professional Development Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The awardee is selected by the NBA Board of Directors, after a careful review of submitted nominations. If you would like to nominate someone for this year’s award, we encourage you…

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Revisit The 202O Professional Development Conference With The New Video Collection

By Chris Clemens | June 9, 2021
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With the COVID-19 pandemic shattering our plans for an in-person conference in 2020, we scrambled to find ways to deliver the same educational content. As you probably already know, and likely even attended, we produced a 5-day virtual conference in November 2020 with workshops each day. All those sessions were recorded and we knew that we wanted to do something with those recordings, but weren’t quite sure what. Since doing a virtual conference was new to us, we really wanted to focus on that first. Once the conference ended and we took a moment to catch our breath, we jumped…

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June 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | June 1, 2021
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June is planning to a busy month for webinars! We’ll be hosting six of our free, shorter-length webinars and one of our longer, extended-length webinars. Remember that anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world can join our free webinars at no cost and without even registering in advance. Just simply click the link to the join underneath the description in the webinar you want to attend. We record all the webinars and make them available in the member section of our website. If you can’t attend live, log in with your member account the day following the webinar…

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Webinar: Lists and More

By Chris Clemens | May 25, 2021
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If you ever wanted to do a deep dive into the world of how lists and tables are transcribed according to the Principles and Print to Braille Transcription, 2016 then now is the time! After receiving so much positive feedback following the presentation of the topic during the spring 2021 conference produced by the Visual Aid Volunteers of Volunteer, we thought that we’d revisit the topic for those wanting to review it again, or for those who couldn’t make that conference. Join us on Wednesday, June 30th at 2:00p ET as Cindi Laurent presents Lists and More! Presenter: Cindi Laurent, Member,…

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May 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | May 3, 2021
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For the month of May, we’ll be offering six different free webinars on various topics. Remember that anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world can join our free webinars at no cost and without even registering in advance. Just simply click the link to the join underneath the description in the webinar you want to attend. We record all the webinars and make them available in the member section of our website. If you can’t attend live, log in with your member account the day following the webinar and watch the recording as many times as you want!…

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BULLETIN: Vol. 57, No. 1 – Spring 2021

By Chris Clemens | April 27, 2021
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The Spring 2021 BULLETIN: Vol. 57, 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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New Publication: Grade 1 and Capital Indicators

By Chris Clemens | April 12, 2021
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The National Braille Association is proud to announce the release of our newest publication from the Unified English Braille Literary Committee titled Grade 1 and Capital Indicators. In 40-pages, this publication takes readers through the process of learning more about grade 1 indicators and capital indicators, whether it be a simple or complex application. Since there is often more than one acceptable option, it can be tough to know just exactly how to apply rules in a given context. Grade 1 and Capital Indicators was written to explore possible solutions in many different types of applications. The material in this…

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