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It’s Conference Time!

By Chris Clemens | November 13, 2020
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Nearly six months of planning are about to conclude as we officially begin our week-long virtual 2020 Professional Development Conference! Many of you are already registered, and by doing so you’ve helped contribute to a record setting year for us. This is the first time we’ve ever even contemplated a virtual conference, so we’ve tried to think of everything. You can help make sure that this event is a success by being prepared and obtaining all the info you need in advance. Here’s a few things to know about the conference next week. Materials Nearly every workshop has materials available...

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BULLETIN: Vol. 56, No. 3 – Fall 2020

By Chris Clemens | November 2, 2020
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The Fall 2020 BULLETIN: Vol. 56, 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 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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Conference Registration Has Begun!

By Chris Clemens | October 2, 2020
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If you’ve been waiting to get yourself registered for this year’s conference, you don’t have to wait any longer. We’ve just opened up the registration process for the whole week. You can now secure your seat in any of the workshops in this year’s virtual conference that you’d like to attend. If you’re just learning about the conference for the first time, here’s a quick refresher: The conference will take place from Monday, November 16th through Friday, November 20th. Each day will have multiple workshops on various topics.There is no cost to attend. Anyone in the world with an internet...

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New Publication Alert: But Why Not

By Chris Clemens | September 30, 2020
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If there have been moments when you’re unsure about using contractions with Unified English Braille you’re not alone! We have just released a new publication called But Why Not that aims to provide all the answers you need to understanding contractions. Rule 10 will tell you when and when not to use contractions, but what the rule doesn’t tell you is why or why not to use contractions. It’s one thing to know whether or not you should be using a contraction in a certain case, but learning why and applying the reasons behind that rule will make you a...

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