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June/July Webinars

By Chris Clemens | June 20, 2017
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We’re really excited about the feedback that we’ve been getting from those who have been attending our free webinars. Our goal with these free, fifteen minute webinars is to continue providing information and educational content to those of you working in the field of producing accessible media. Each month we are doing two free, short webinars and we hope to soon add a third to the lineup. Additionally, we’ve begun planning a much longer program that will allow presenters to get further in depth with their topic. In the meantime, we’d like to invite any and all who have an...

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Upcoming NBA Webinars

By Chris Clemens | May 18, 2017
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We are proud to be continuing our educational offerings with free webinars open to all. Our monthly rotating topic for May will be Computer Assisted Transcription, and the First Friday in June will be a continuation of Braille Formats. For a more detailed description of the two upcoming webinars and how to attend, please see the below information on each.   DBT Math Codes…Which One Do I Use? Presenter: Whitney Gregory Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:00pm EST If you use MathType and the BANA Template for preparing Nemeth in UEB Contexts, you may have come across two of the options...

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Nominate Someone for the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

By Chris Clemens | May 11, 2017
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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 2017, the selected recipient will receive his or her award at our 2017 Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. 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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BULLETIN: No. 53, Vol. 1 – Spring 2017

By Chris Clemens | May 5, 2017
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The Spring 2017 NBA Bulletin (Vol. 53, No. 1) 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 of you who receive them, the braille, print and disc editions of the Bulletin are all in the mail and should arrive at your doorsteps within coming weeks. Remember: even if you receive any hardcopy form of the Bulletin, as a current member, you...

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Upcoming Webinars

By Chris Clemens | April 25, 2017
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We are proud to be continuing our educational offerings with free webinars open to all. Our monthly rotating topic for April will be Foreign Language Braille, and the First Friday in May will be a continuation of Braille Formats. For a more detailed description of the two upcoming webinars and how to attend, please see the below information on each. Multi-line Brackets in Foreign Text Presenter: Carol Greer Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST Multi-line brackets are used to show a correlation between a word or phrase and a group of related words. While not unique to foreign...

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Call to Vendors and Businesses

By Chris Clemens | April 13, 2017
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Now that registration for the 2017 Professional Development Conference in Orlando is underway, it is time for us to extend the invitation to those wishing to reach our audience as a business. At each conference, vendors who have a product or service that would be of interest to braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired have a few opportunities to showcase themselves. Registration for vendors is now available for those wishing to have a table in our Exhibit Hall, sponsor a portion of the conference, or advertise in our conference program. If you are a business representative wanting to...

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Announcing: Upcoming Webinars

By Chris Clemens | March 24, 2017
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We’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the webinars we’ve done so far, and that’s inspired us to develop additional programs at a quicker pace than initially expected. We are pleased to announce, that beginning in April, we will be offering two webinars a month. One webinar will always focus on Braille Formats (coined Formats Friday), and the other will be a rotating topic.  The Formats Friday webinars will take place on the first Friday of every month at 12:00 p.m Central Time.  The time of the other webinars will vary by month. As always, these free, 15-minute webinars are open to anyone who...

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Webinars Archive

By Chris Clemens | March 20, 2017
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As you may have already noticed, we’ve begun to explore new ways to deliver educational content to braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired. Even though we’d love to have all of you at our fall conference, we realize the costs of travel often prevent transcribers who need training to be able to make it for three days of workshop sessions. In response, we’ve been hosting free, short webinars that are open to anyone with an internet connection. If you’ve missed out on the announcements, be sure you’re subscribed to receive updates from our blog so you know when...

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Join Us in Orlando, Florida!

By Chris Clemens | March 6, 2017
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We are very excited to officially invite you to our 2017 Professional Development Conference! Typically, we have registration for our conferences open about four-to-five months in advance. We know many of you working in school districts have to submit budgets for the fall during your spring semester. So, this year, we worked extra hard to be able to allow registration to begin earlier than ever! As you may already know, this year’s conference will take place in Orlando, Florida, and our host hotel will be the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South. Our room block includes nightly accommodations for $149.00. Reservations for...

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February Webinar: Braille Order

By Chris Clemens | February 17, 2017
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If you haven’t had an opportunity to jump in on one of our free monthly webinars, this month’s topic should be a great time to start! For February, we’ll be featuring a new topic, new day of the week, and a new presenter. And, we’re excited about it! Join us at no cost on Tuesday, February 28th as the Chair of our Unified English Braille Committee, Julie Sumwalt, leads us through a brief training. Braille order is a way to arrange the 63 possible dot configurations into a table that shows their relationship to one another. The discussion will be about this relationship...

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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