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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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Upcoming Nemeth and UEB Webinar – ‘Testing Our Patience”

By Chris Clemens | October 8, 2018
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Join us on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 for a full hour-and-a-half long webinar on Nemeth and UEB! As the Chair of our Nemeth Code for Math and Science Committee, presenter Kyle DeJute has developed an in-depth working knowledge of the newest codes and how to apply them. Testing Our Patience – Examples of Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts in Standardized Tests Through a series of thirty-one print example items and their transcriptions using Nemeth within UEB, we will explore the most up-to-date Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts (approved April 2018, published 08/19/2018). We’ll also clarify certain Nemeth Code rules...

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October Is Near!

By Chris Clemens | September 27, 2018
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As the days grow shorter and fall approaches, we are gearing up to spend the next few weeks putting the final touches on our 2018 Professional Development Conference in Detroit. If you’re registered to join us next month at the conference, this will guide you through some important steps in preparing to have a fun, and educational three days. If you’ve been planning to attend and haven’t registered yet, don’t wait any longer!!! A few workshops have already filled up, and there’s a good chance that others will soon. Plus, if you register before September 30, you’ll be able to...

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October 2018 Webinars Lineup

By Chris Clemens | September 21, 2018
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In October, we’ll be hosting our 2018 Professional Development Conference in Detroit, and we hope many of you will be joining us. We know that travel costs and time commitments for the conference isn’t workable for everyone, and that’s why we’ve been expanding our web-based learning opportunities. 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...

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September 2018 Webinars Lineup

By Chris Clemens | August 24, 2018
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For the month of September, we’ll be hosting three, 15-minute length webinars. The webinars last on average about fifteen minutes and are intended to touch on an area of instruction that allows an attendee to learn a new skill (or, update an old one) without needing to commit an extended amount of time during their day. Anyone with an internet connection is invited to the first come, first serve attendance of any free webinar hosted by NBA. Current members are able to log in to our website and view unlimited replays of each webinar. For a detailed description, schedule, and...

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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