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October 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | September 25, 2020
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In November we’ll be hosting our 2020 Professional Development Conference virtually, so we won’t be doing any webinars in November. If you’re among those who try and get to as many of our webinars as possible, make sure you keep this list of the ones we’re doing in October handy! Remember: there is no registration necessary to attend these webinars live, and there’s no cost. Attendance is made available to anyone in the world with an internet connection who wants to join in. Just simply click the link a few minutes before start time! We record all of these webinars...

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Announcing the 2020 Professional Development Conference Schedule

By Chris Clemens | September 15, 2020
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As promised, we’ve been working around the clock to make this year’s virtual conference in November as special as possible. The conference this year will be an entire week because we’re conducting one workshop at a time, rather than simultaneously. If you’re just hearing about the conference for the first time, you’ll want to check this announcement that has a bit more info. In that message, we said that we’d be announcing the schedule of workshops in a few weeks, and that time has come. We’re ready to share it! Please visit the Professional Development Conference page on our website,...

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September 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | September 1, 2020
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Five more free webinars this month to kick off fall! We’ll be starting a little later in the month than we usually do, so pay extra close attention to the dates this month. As always, there is no registration or membership necessary to attend. A few minutes before the scheduled start time, anyone can click the link directly below the description to join in. If you’re not able to attend any of these as they happen live, current NBA Members will be able to watch the recordings found in our Webinars Archive. Now with over 100 instructional braille transcription videos to...

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It’s True. We’re Having A Conference In 2020!

By Chris Clemens | August 28, 2020
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There have been some rumors floating around that maybe this year we would have a conference after all. Some have heard that it would be done virtually so people could attend from anywhere. There are also rumors that the week-long conference would be free to attend. Those are all true. It’s really happening! For those of you who don’t know, we spend an entire year in advance of our Professional Development Conferences planning each detail. When the COVID-19 pandemic ripped up our plans for the 2020 Professional Development Conference in San Antonio, we weren’t quite sure how to move forward....

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BULLETIN: Vol. 56, No. 2 – Summer 2020

By Chris Clemens | August 10, 2020
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The Summer 2020 BULLETIN: Vol. 56, 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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August 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | July 31, 2020
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We’ll be hosting five free webinars this month written specifically to help braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired gain a better understanding of these topics. As always, there is no registration or membership necessary to attend. A few minutes before the scheduled start time, anyone can click the link directly below the description to join in. If you’re not able to attend any of these as they happen live, current NBA Members will be able to watch the recordings found in our Webinars Archive. Now with over 100 instructional braille transcription videos to stream, getting access to the...

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Updated: July 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | July 10, 2020
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UPDATE: Please note that the title and description for the Foreign Language webinar on July 22nd has been changed since this list was previously published. We’ll be hosting six free webinars this month written specifically to help braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired gain a better understanding of these various topics. As always, there is no registration or membership necessary to attend. A few minutes before the scheduled start time, anyone can click the link directly below the description to join in. If you’re not able to attend any of these as they happen live, current NBA Members...

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Update On Our 2020 Professional Development Conference

By Chris Clemens | June 9, 2020
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Many of you have reached out asking for an update about our 2020 Professional Development Conference scheduled to take place this November in San Antonio, Texas. Regarding our conference, please note this message from Cindi Laurent, President of the National Braille Association. The NBA board has been considering all of the options regarding our fall conference in San Antonio. Though we would love to come together to further our skills, knowledge and friendships, we feel it is in the best interest of our membership for us to cancel the face-to-face conference.  We want our members to be safe and to feel...

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June 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | May 29, 2020
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Join us for five webinars in June! We’ll be covering Braille Formats, music braille, UEB, Nemeth, and Computer-assisted transcription this month. All of these are expected to run about 15 minutes or so, but we occasionally run long if people have questions. There is no registration required and no payment necessary. Just simply hit the link below the description a few minutes before start time and you’re in! Remember, we record all our webinars and archive them in a video bank on our website made available exclusively to current NBA members. If you’re a member just log in to your...

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How To Use The Braille Font In Our Forum

By Chris Clemens | May 13, 2020
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If you’re not already aware, our website features a technical support forum for braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired. Our Ask An Expert forum has been providing online support for over a decade! Many people are familiar with the forum, but we’ve been hearing lately that people didn’t realize there was a braille font embedded right in the application! We wanted to take a moment to make users aware that you can use the braille font right on our website, and teach you how to apply it. About Ask An Expert The forum is public so anyone can...

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The National Braille Association would like to thank these generous donors for helping to host our  2018 Professional Development Conference  in Detroit, Michigan