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August 2019 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | July 31, 2019
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Formats Friday: Wide TablesPresenter: Cindi LaurentFriday, August 2, 2019 at 1:00p ESTDescription: Wide table formats will be discussed using several examples of different types of tables. We will discuss which method of transcription works best for which type of table and how that decision is made. TO JOIN Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/342032477You can also dial in using your phone.United States: +1 (571) 317-3129Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391Access Code: 342-032-477 Music Mondays: Braille Numeral RepeatsPresenter: Kathleen CantrellMonday, August 12, 2019 at 1:00p ESTDescription: The repeats we will learn about this month are unique to braille music and allow...

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BULLETIN: Vol. 55, No. 2 – Summer 2019

By Chris Clemens | July 29, 2019
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The Summer 2019 BULLETIN: Vol. 55, 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 go to view the Bulletin. 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...

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How To Braille A QR Code

By Chris Clemens | July 17, 2019
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For over a decade, we’ve answered a ton of inquiries from NBA members about how to properly braille things when the code just doesn’t address it. With the advent of technology, many of those questions in recent years have referenced common internet functions. One of the questions popping up recently has been regarding QR codes. You’ve likely seen a QR code, but if you’re not already familiar, let’s talk a bit about what they are before we learn how to braille them. What Is A QR Code? QR codes (Quick Response Code) are those funny pixelized looking bar codes you...

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2020 Board of Directors Nominations

By Chris Clemens | July 8, 2019
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The NBA Nominating Committee will be preparing a slate of officers and directors to stand for election at the Fall 2020 NBA Professional Development Conference. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in the opportunity to serve NBA, please complete the form below. You may submit nominations in the form of a letter if you prefer. Be sure to include any background information and pertinent experience pertaining to the nominee. To submit by letter, you can mail to: National Braille Associationc/o Nominations Committee95 Allens Creek RoadBuilding 1, Suite 202Rochester, New York 14618 Nominations submitted prior to October 1,...

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Learn More About Nemeth And UEB With This New Training Video

By Chris Clemens | July 1, 2019
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One of our most popular conference workshops is now available as a video! This past spring, Kyle DeJute, Chair of our Nemeth Code for Math and Science Committee, presented the Nemeth In UEB Contexts training during a live webinar. We’re making a recording of that live 90-minute training available as a video. The Nemeth Within UEB Contexts video is considered an advanced level training opportunity to learn more about: 1) What has to be in Nemeth Code?  2) Where do the code switch indicators go?  3) How does using Nemeth Code affect formatting? Watch the trailer here. After purchasing, you...

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