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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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August 2018 Webinars Lineup

By Chris Clemens | July 30, 2018
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For the month of August, we’ll be offering two of our free, 15-minute length webinars. Our Music Mondays webinar will be led by Kathleen Cantrell at the beginning of the month. Then at the very end of August, Julie Sumwalt will be leading our Braille Bytes webinar and covering Transcriber Defined Braille Characters. There won’t be a Formats Friday webinar this month, as our volunteers are working diligently on preparing the exam for those wanting to become certified in Braille Formats. The webinars last on average about fifteen minutes and are intended to touch on an area of instruction that...

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Summer Sale!

By Chris Clemens | July 19, 2018
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Last year, we presented an hour-and-a-half length webinar based on one of our more popular conference workshops. The Braille2000: From a Transcriber’s Perspective webinar focused on tips and tricks users can discover within the program. Instructor Cindi Laurent transformed her conference workshop into a web-based educational session geared toward helping other users become more confident in using Braille2000. The recording of that webinar has been available for both rent and purchase, with NBA member discounts at almost 50% off. To help you brush up on some new software skills this summer, we’re trying something we’ve never done before. We’re putting it on...

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BULLETIN: Vol. 54, No. 2 – Summer 2018

By Chris Clemens | July 5, 2018
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The Summer 2018 NBA Bulletin (Vol. 54, No. 2) 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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July 2018 Webinars Lineup

By Chris Clemens | June 26, 2018
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During the month of July, we’ll be continuing to offer three short-length webinars at no cost to the public. As always, we’ll have our Braille Formats webinar, but because the first Friday of July is close to the holiday, we’ve moved it to the following week. Then, of course we’ll also have our Music Braille webinar, and our rotating Braille Bytes topic. 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...

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Seeking 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations

By Chris Clemens | June 4, 2018
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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 2018, the selected recipient will receive his or her award at our 2018 Professional Development Conference in Detroit, Michigan. 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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June 2018 Webinars Lineup

By Chris Clemens | May 29, 2018
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During the month of June, we’ll be continuing to offer three short-length webinars at no cost to the public, and adding a fourth! As always, we’ll have our Braille Formats webinar on the first Friday of the month, a Music Braille webinar, and our rotating topic. Additionally, we’ll be offering a repeat of May’s tactile graphics webinar. 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...

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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