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October 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | September 27, 2021
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Mark your calendars and join us during the month of October for these short, free webinars! Remember that these webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you’ve got an internet connection, you can click the join link below each description a few minutes before start time, and you’re in! These are intended to run short on purpose, so the content portion is typically around 15 minutes long, and then there’s a few minutes for any questions. We want you to be able to learn some new tricks without having to take a lot of time out of your…

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CANCELED: 2021 Professional Development Conference

By David Shaffer | September 3, 2021
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We are deeply disappointed to deliver the news that we are canceling our upcoming Professional Development Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This decision did not come easily and is a result of ever-increasing complications surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that we miss all of you, we want to see you, and that it saddens us to be making this decision for a second year in a row. NBA remains committed to hosting in-person events and we will come together again when we are no longer facing the the complications that caused us to cancel. What To Know If you’ve…

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September 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | September 1, 2021
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Join us in September for these five free webinars! Remember that these webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you’ve got an internet connection, you can click the join link below each description a few minutes before start time, and you’re in! These are intended to run short on purpose, so the content portion is typically around 15 minutes long, and then there’s a few minutes for any questions. We want you to be able to learn some new tricks without having to take a lot of time out of your busy day! We hope you’ll be able…

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Join Us In San Antonio!

By Chris Clemens | August 16, 2021
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The annual NBA Professional Development Conference is the highlight of our year. For three days transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired gather in workshops taught by leading experts from around North America. Last year, of course, we had to pivot last minute and present the experience online. This year, we’re simply enamored to be returning to our regular in-person routine! Registration for the 2021 NBA Professional Development Conference in San Antonio is now live! Here’s all the details you’ll need to be sure you can join us this November. WHEN The three-day conference will take place on November 3rd,…

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August 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | July 29, 2021
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As summer wraps up our skills committees have been hard at work creating five different free webinars for August. This month our lineup of free, short webinars includes the monthly Formats, Music, and UEB Literary topics plus a Nemeth and Tactile Graphics topic. Remember that these webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you’ve got an internet connection, you can click the join link below each description a few minutes before start time, and you’re in! These are intended to run short on purpose, so the content portion is typically around 15 minutes long,…

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BULLETIN: Vol. 57, No. 2 – Summer 2021

By Chris Clemens | July 14, 2021
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The Summer 2021 BULLETIN: Vol. 57, 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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July 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | July 6, 2021
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Join us in July for these five, free webinars! Remember that anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world can join our free webinars at no cost and without even registering in advance. Just simply click the link to the join underneath the description in the webinar you want to attend. We record all the webinars and make them available in the member section of our website. If you can’t attend live, log in with your member account the day following the webinar and watch the recording as many times as you want! Braille Formats Textbook Displayed Material Presenter:…

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Nominate Our 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

By Chris Clemens | June 25, 2021
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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 2021, the selected recipient will receive the award at our 2021 Professional Development Conference in San Antonio, Texas. 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 you…

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Revisit The 202O Professional Development Conference With The New Video Collection

By Chris Clemens | June 9, 2021
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With the COVID-19 pandemic shattering our plans for an in-person conference in 2020, we scrambled to find ways to deliver the same educational content. As you probably already know, and likely even attended, we produced a 5-day virtual conference in November 2020 with workshops each day. All those sessions were recorded and we knew that we wanted to do something with those recordings, but weren’t quite sure what. Since doing a virtual conference was new to us, we really wanted to focus on that first. Once the conference ended and we took a moment to catch our breath, we jumped…

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June 2021 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | June 1, 2021
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June is planning to a busy month for webinars! We’ll be hosting six of our free, shorter-length webinars and one of our longer, extended-length webinars. Remember that anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world can join our free webinars at no cost and without even registering in advance. Just simply click the link to the join underneath the description in the webinar you want to attend. We record all the webinars and make them available in the member section of our website. If you can’t attend live, log in with your member account the day following the webinar…

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