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July 2019 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | June 26, 2019
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As you already know, we typically do three of our short, free webinars each month. We know that summer can be a busy season, and it’s tougher to find time to jump in on a live training even for 15 minutes. So for July, we’re going to scale back a little and just host Formats Friday. Please note the date, as we’ve moved Formats Friday from the first Friday of the month to accommodate July 4th holiday plans. As always, this webinar is free and open to anyone to attend. No registration or membership access is required. To join in...

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June 2019 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | June 4, 2019
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Join us for one of our free webinars this June! During each webinar, a presenter touches briefly on a chosen topic and offers instruction via a live webinar. They’re short and usually last around fifteen minutes. Each of our free webinars offers a chance to take a few moments out of your day to learn something new with other transcribers! No registration is needed prior to these webinars. A few minutes before start time, just simply click the link below the description and you’ll be digitally transported to the classroom! (Please note: There will not be a Formats Friday webinar...

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Nominate Our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

By Chris Clemens | May 24, 2019
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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 2019, the selected recipient will receive his or her award at our 2019 Professional Development Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. 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...

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BULLETIN: Vol. 55, No. 1 – Spring 2019

By Chris Clemens | May 8, 2019
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The Spring 2019 BULLETIN: Vol. 55, No. 1 is now available for current NBA Members to download right from the Member’s Section of our website! Once you’re logged in, navigate to the Member’s Section using the link at the very top of your screen. 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 editions within coming weeks. Remember: even if you receive any hardcopy form of the Bulletin, as a current member, you still have access to the digital edition. There’s...

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May 2019 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | April 29, 2019
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As we transition into spring, it’s time to unveil the lineup of our webinars for May! Formats Friday will continue with Cindi Laurent leading us through the Principles of Print to Braille Transcription 2016 sections, and Music Mondays will be led by Patrick Janson. Our monthly rotating topic in Braille Bytes for May will be Tactile Graphics with Saul Garza. Remember that attendance to these free, short webinars is open to anyone with an internet connection–not just members. We encourage you to share these links with your colleagues to allow them an opportunity to tune in as well. For our...

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The 2019 NBA Professional Development Conference in Phoenix

By Chris Clemens | April 8, 2019
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We would like to welcome you to attend the 2019 NBA Professional Development Conference! Each fall, braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired gather for three days of training on Unified English Braille, Textbook formatting, Nemeth, and much more. The conference provides an opportunity for accessible media producers to learn face-to-face from leading experts in braille on an array of topics. WHO Our conferences are designed to provide learning opportunities for those who transcribe and proofread braille. Each workshop is written to assist transcribers, teachers of the visually-impaired, and proofreaders. People travel from all over North America to learn...

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April 2019 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | March 25, 2019
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In April, we’ll be offering four webinars. In addition to our shorter, free webinars, we’re also offering a longer webinar with a paid registration. Our Formats Friday, Music Monday, and Braille Bytes webinars are all free and open to anyone with an internet connection. Each of the free webinars last around 15 minutes, and are intended to a brief opportunity to learn a quick new skill without having to make a big commitment with time. Formats Friday – EmphasisPresenter: Cindi LaurentFriday, April 5 at 1:00p ESTDescription: Emphasis comes in many shapes and colors. We’ll look at some examples of how...

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April Nemeth Webinar: Nemeth Within UEB Contexts

By Chris Clemens | March 4, 2019
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Join us on April 23rd for the next webinar in our online training program. Kyle DeJute, Chair of NBA’s Nemeth Code for Math and Science committee will be leading attendees through 2 hours of Nemeth Within UEB Contexts, An Overview. This training has been offered for years at our conferences, and Description When you’re using Nemeth Code with UEB, you’ve got questions: 1) What has to be in Nemeth Code? 2) Where do the code switch indicators go? 3) How does using Nemeth Code affect formatting? This two-hour webinar will help you to answer these questions by showing how to...

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March 2019 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | February 25, 2019
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For this month, we’ll be conducting our usual three, 15-minute length webinars that are open to all. We’ll have our Formats Friday webinar, the Music Mondays webinar, and our rotating Braille Bytes topic for March will touch on Math and Science. The webinars are offered on a first come, first serve basis. There is no need to register in advance. Simply join in by using the links below, a few minutes prior to the scheduled start time. If you’re not able to join us live, just login to our website using your member account where you can access the recordings...

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“It’s Complicated” Training Video

By Chris Clemens | February 8, 2019
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Last month, we presented the 2-hour It’s Complicated webinar by Cindi Laurent, Chair of NBA’s Braille Formats Committee. If you missed the chance to join us live during the training, we’ve made it available to purchase as a video. With the webinar presented as a video, you can watch it anytime and learn at your own pace. During the 120-minute training, you’ll learn about how to handle transcription problems not covered in the rule books. Description It’s Complicated What do you do when the rules don’t cover everything in print?  We will discuss how to transcribe print complications that are not covered by guidelines...

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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