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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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May 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | May 4, 2020
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With so many of us at home and seeking ways to not only stay connected to the outside world, but also stay sharp with our skills, we’re upping the ante a bit this month and offering seven webinars!!! All of the webinars this month are entirely free and open to the public anywhere in the world. No registration is necessary. Just simply click the “join” link below the description a few minutes before start time and you’ll be in! Unless otherwise noted, these all run about 15 minutes each, but with time for questions at the end they can sometimes...

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BULLETIN: Vol. 56, No. 1 – Spring 2020

By Chris Clemens | May 1, 2020
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The Spring 2020 BULLETIN: Vol. 56, 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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Connect With Us In May!

By Chris Clemens | April 22, 2020
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You may have seen a post last month introducing a new member service that we thought might be helpful now more than ever. In April we launched the Transcribers Connect event series allowing NBA Members to join in a virtual discussion with one another. The first Transcribers Connect was well attended so we’ve been brainstorming ways to continue making those connections. We thought this month that we would schedule a couple events and let you know well in advance what days we’d be “meeting up”. Purpose As you’ll read in this post, the idea behind Transcribers Connect is simply to...

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Introducing ‘Transcribers Connect’

By Dave Shaffer | April 6, 2020
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Today, our world is facing a challenge of incredible significance. The rapid pace in which the coronavirus has changed our lives is truly surreal. Our hearts go out to all who have been negatively affected by this pandemic. Over the past several weeks, the National Braille Association (NBA) has focused its attention on protecting the health and well-being of its employees, and on the continuity of its services. We are fortunate to have been able to quickly implement alternative strategies to maintain operations in a safe manner. Our goal is to provide you with the same level of quality support...

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April 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | March 30, 2020
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As the winter melts away and spring attempts to show up, we’ve been putting the final touches on April’s lineup of webinars. We’re mixing a little bit of the familiar with some new stuff to introduce a couple new topics and presenters. All of our webinars this month are free and open to the public worldwide. No registration is required for any of these. To join in, simply click the “join” link below the description a few minutes before the published start time. As always, we’ll be recording these webinars. If you’re a current NBA member and can’t make it...

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March 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | March 2, 2020
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We’ve lined up a whole bunch of online learning opportunities for the month of March! During this month, we’ll be presenting six different webinars that are entirely free for anyone to attend. These short webinars usually last about 15 minutes and don’t require any registration. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to join in. To join in, just hit the “click here” link before the description of the webinar a few minutes before start time. Remember, if you can’t attend these live, NBA members can always watch the recorded videos in our archive! Formats Friday: Title Pages Presenter: Angela...

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Sponsors

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