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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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February 2019 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | January 31, 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 February will touch on Unified English Braille. 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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BULLETIN: Vol. 54, No. 4 – Winter 2018-19

By Chris Clemens | January 30, 2019
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The Winter 2018-19 Bulletin (Vol. 54, No. 4) 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 no need to wait! If...

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Introducing the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

By Chris Clemens | January 18, 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 2018 award, we are proud to announce that the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award is Deborah Winsett. NBA President Heidi...

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January 2019 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | December 27, 2018
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We’re excited to kick off our 2019 schedule of webinars! We’ve been planning more of the longer, in depth trainings, as well as partnering with some new presenters this year. As we begin to schedule content for the rest of the year, here’s the lineup of free webinars we’ll be offering this January. Remember, you don’t need to be an NBA member to attend the webinars as they happen. There is no cost to attending these shorter length trainings, which typically run about 15 minutes each. The goal of these is to offer a quick learning experience without taking too...

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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