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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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New Training Video: BANA Guidelines for Early Educational Materials

By Chris Clemens | March 31, 2021
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At the end of last year, BANA released their new Guidelines for the Transcription of Early Educational Materials from Print to Braille. With new guidelines in place, it became imperative to not only learn the new guidelines, but also how to properly apply them to your transcription work. As we received more and more questions regarding the new guidelines, we planned a live training to walk users through the document. That training took place at the end of March 2021 and was our most attended webinar yet! Presented by Dan Gergen, Chair of the NBA Unified English Braille Literary Committee…

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April 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | March 26, 2021
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For the month of April, we’ll be offering five 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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NBA Launches New Program

By David Shaffer | March 18, 2021
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The National Braille Association (NBA) is excited to announce the launch of its Prison Braille Program. The birth of this idea came from an acknowledgement that NBA’s traditional way of providing services is not accessible to many of the people who are preparing braille from behind the walls of a correctional institution. The program’s goal is to address that shortcoming by delivering what NBA has to offer in an alternative and accessible way. Through their participation on NBA’s Prison Braille Committee, experts from the industry discussed and developed the program’s structure. Both the experts and NBA believe that the methods…

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March 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | February 23, 2021
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Winter is finally beginning to wrap up, and we thought a nice way to celebrate would be with a big long list of webinars for you to join during the month of March. This month we’ll be hosting six of our shorter, free webinars, and then a longer, paid-registration webinar, too! 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…

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WEBINAR: The New BANA Guidelines for Early Educational Materials

By Chris Clemens | February 11, 2021
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In December 2020 the Braille Authority of North America published the Guidelines for the Transcription of Early Educational Materials from Print to Braille effectively replacing the Promising Practices document from 2007. In this 90-minute webinar led by Dan Gergen, we’ll explore the new guidelines and get you prepared to properly transcribe educational materials. Presenter: Dan Gergen, Chair, Unified English Braille Literary CommitteeDate: Tuesday, March 23, 2021Time: 1:00p – 2:30p ET Cost: $60 per person ($30 per person for NBA Members) Description: We’ll take a comprehensive walk-through of the BANA “Guidelines for the Transcription of Early Educational Materials from Print to…

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Director and Officer Nominations for 2021

By Chris Clemens | February 8, 2021
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The NBA Nominating Committee will be preparing a slate of officers and directors to stand for election at the Fall 2021 NBA Professional Development Conference. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in the opportunity to serve NBA, please complete the form below. Available Positions The following positions are available to be filled. President-Elect and Treasurer The President-Elect and Treasurer both serve a two-year term and are eligible to serve a consecutive two-year term in the same office. To be eligible for an office, a candidate must be a current director in good standing for at least two…

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BULLETIN: Vol. 56, No. 4 – Winter 2020

By Chris Clemens | February 2, 2021
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The Winter 2020 BULLETIN: Vol. 56, 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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