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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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New Training Video: UEB Provisional Guidance Walkthrough

By Chris Clemens | February 26, 2020
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In November 2019 BANA published the Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Mathematics in UEB document on their website. As it was brand new and sure to leave many with questions, we conducted a webinar the following month that walked attendees through the entire document. As the chair of our Unified English Braille Technical Material committee, Kyle DeJute presented for over an hour on important direction the document offers, including guidance on formatting exercises and using grade 1 indicators. That webinar has been made available as a training video available for purchase. Click below to watch a preview. Purchase To purchase the...

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BULLETIN: Vol. 55, No. 4 – Winter 2019-20

By Chris Clemens | February 4, 2020
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The Winter 2019-20 BULLETIN: Vol. 55, 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 coming weeks. Remember: even if you receive any hardcopy form of the Bulletin, as a current member, you still have access to...

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February 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | January 30, 2020
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We’re ready to launch month two in the year 2020 and have lined up five webinars to help you learn more in February. In addition, we’re adding one to help get you familiar with how certain functions on our website work. Each of the webinars this month are free for anyone to attend and will last about fifteen minutes. No registration is required, you can just simply hit the link below the description of each webinar a few minutes before the scheduled start time. Remember that if you’re a current NBA member and can’t attend the live webinar as it’s...

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January 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | January 6, 2020
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In starting off the New Year, we’re adding a couple additional opportunities for you to jump in with some online learning this month. Each of the below webinars is entirely free and open to anyone with an internet connection. To join us live for any of the webinars listed here, just click the link below the description. Our free webinars usually last about 15 minutes and are intended to be a quick look at specific aspects of braille transcription work. All levels of expertise are encouraged to join, as we think there’s always a little something more to learn! Remember,...

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Introducing the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

By Chris Clemens | December 17, 2019
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In 2009, a long time Board Member and friend of NBA passed away suddenly. There were many individuals who wished they had been able to thank and honor this individual for everything she had done before she passed. It was through this desire that the concept of the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award was born. Each year, the NBA Board of Directors seeks to find a braille transcriber that is worthy of receiving an award honoring their work. For the 2019 award, we are proud to announce that the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award is Robert Stepp. Bob Stepp (left)...

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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