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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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Upcoming Braille Formats Webinar: “It’s Complicated”

By Chris Clemens | December 17, 2018
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Join us on Friday, January 25, 2019 for this two-and-a-half hour length webinar on Braille Formats! “It’s Complicated” will be presented by Cindi Laurent, Chair of our Braille Formats/Textbook Committee. 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 or rules. Come prepared to review different print examples as we look at one (or more) ways of handling some of the more difficult print formats. This webinar is a repeat of a workshop by the same name offered at the Professional Development...

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December 2018 Webinars Lineup

By Chris Clemens | December 7, 2018
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To wrap up the final month of 2018, we’ll just be sticking with a Music Mondays webinar. The Formats Friday and Braille Bytes rototating topic webinars are taking a break for the month, but will return in January. These are open to anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world. Our monthly Formats Friday webinar focuses on the newest Braille Formats code, while our Music Monday webinar offers music transcribers a look into the Music Braille code. The Braille Bytes webinar rotates to a different topic each month. The webinars are offered on a first come, first serve basis. There is no need to register...

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Nemeth and UEB Training Video

By Chris Clemens | November 27, 2018
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Last month, we presented the 90-minute Testing Our Patience webinar led by Kyle DeJute, Chair of NBA’s Nemeth Code for Math and Science 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 90-minute training, you’ll learn about Nemeth in Unified English Braille contexts while working through thirty-one print examples. Description TESTING OUR PATIENCE – EXAMPLES OF NEMETH CODE WITHIN UEB CONTEXTS IN STANDARDIZED TESTS Through a series of thirty-one...

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BULLETIN: Vol. 54, No. 3 – Fall 2018

By Chris Clemens | November 8, 2018
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The Fall 2018 NBA Bulletin (Vol. 54, No. 3) 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....

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Announcing: Availability of the Braille Formats Exam

By Chris Clemens | November 1, 2018
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We are pleased to announce that certification exams for the newest Braille Formats code are now available! National Braille Association is the only organization to offer a proficiency exam in the Principles of Print to Braille Transcription, 2016 code. Since the code was published, we’ve been re-writing both the study materials and the exam. Though it is not a prerequisite for taking the exam, we published the 2018 Study Guide this past spring to help you prep as we finalized the exam materials. If you’d like to purchase the study guide, you can find it in our website store here....

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November 2018 Webinars Lineup

By Chris Clemens | October 24, 2018
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This month, we’ll continue to offer our three 15-minute length webinars at no cost. These are open to anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world. Our monthly Formats Friday webinar focuses on the newest Braille Formats code, while our Music Monday webinar offers music transcribers a look into the Music Braille code. Our third webinar, which we’ve nicknamed Braille Bytes, offers a different rotating topic each month–this month we’ll be discussing Computer-Assisted Transcription. 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 before...

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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