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It’s True. We’re Having A Conference In 2020!

By Chris Clemens | August 28, 2020
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There have been some rumors floating around that maybe this year we would have a conference after all. Some have heard that it would be done virtually so people could attend from anywhere. There are also rumors that the week-long conference would be free to attend. Those are all true. It’s really happening! For those of you who don’t know, we spend an entire year in advance of our Professional Development Conferences planning each detail. When the COVID-19 pandemic ripped up our plans for the 2020 Professional Development Conference in San Antonio, we weren’t quite sure how to move forward.…

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BULLETIN: Vol. 56, No. 2 – Summer 2020

By Chris Clemens | August 10, 2020
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The Summer 2020 BULLETIN: Vol. 56, 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 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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August 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | July 31, 2020
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We’ll be hosting five free webinars this month written specifically to help braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired gain a better understanding of these topics. As always, there is no registration or membership necessary to attend. A few minutes before the scheduled start time, anyone can click the link directly below the description to join in. If you’re not able to attend any of these as they happen live, current NBA Members will be able to watch the recordings found in our Webinars Archive. Now with over 100 instructional braille transcription videos to stream, getting access to the…

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Updated: July 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | July 10, 2020
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UPDATE: Please note that the title and description for the Foreign Language webinar on July 22nd has been changed since this list was previously published. We’ll be hosting six free webinars this month written specifically to help braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired gain a better understanding of these various topics. As always, there is no registration or membership necessary to attend. A few minutes before the scheduled start time, anyone can click the link directly below the description to join in. If you’re not able to attend any of these as they happen live, current NBA Members…

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Update On Our 2020 Professional Development Conference

By Chris Clemens | June 9, 2020
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Many of you have reached out asking for an update about our 2020 Professional Development Conference scheduled to take place this November in San Antonio, Texas. Regarding our conference, please note this message from Cindi Laurent, President of the National Braille Association. The NBA board has been considering all of the options regarding our fall conference in San Antonio. Though we would love to come together to further our skills, knowledge and friendships, we feel it is in the best interest of our membership for us to cancel the face-to-face conference.  We want our members to be safe and to feel…

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June 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | May 29, 2020
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Join us for five webinars in June! We’ll be covering Braille Formats, music braille, UEB, Nemeth, and Computer-assisted transcription this month. All of these are expected to run about 15 minutes or so, but we occasionally run long if people have questions. There is no registration required and no payment necessary. Just simply hit the link below the description a few minutes before start time and you’re in! Remember, we record all our webinars and archive them in a video bank on our website made available exclusively to current NBA members. If you’re a member just log in to your…

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How To Use The Braille Font In Our Forum

By Chris Clemens | May 13, 2020
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If you’re not already aware, our website features a technical support forum for braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired. Our Ask An Expert forum has been providing online support for over a decade! Many people are familiar with the forum, but we’ve been hearing lately that people didn’t realize there was a braille font embedded right in the application! We wanted to take a moment to make users aware that you can use the braille font right on our website, and teach you how to apply it. About Ask An Expert The forum is public so anyone can…

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May 2020 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | May 4, 2020
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With so many of us at home and seeking ways to not only stay connected to the outside world, but also stay sharp with our skills, we’re upping the ante a bit this month and offering seven webinars!!! All of the webinars this month are entirely free and open to the public anywhere in the world. No registration is necessary. Just simply click the “join” link below the description a few minutes before start time and you’ll be in! Unless otherwise noted, these all run about 15 minutes each, but with time for questions at the end they can sometimes…

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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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Sponsors

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