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November 2017 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | October 28, 2017
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This November, we have a great lineup of webinars that we are excited to share! We’ll have our regularly scheduled free, fifteen minute learning opportunities and also a lengthier training on Braille2000 available with a paid registration. As always, our Braille Bytes, Music Mondays, and Formats Friday webinars are free and open to anyone with an internet connection. Space is limited to the first 25 people who sign-in.  We encourage you to sign-in just a few minutes prior to the start time (no registration is required).  If you’re not able to join live, current NBA members can always watch the...

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October 2017 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | September 27, 2017
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October is going to be an exciting (and busy) one! During the last week of the month we’ll all be in Orlando, Florida for our annual Professional Development Conference. But, in those few weeks leading up to the conference, we’re going to be hosting three of our free, fifteen minute webinars! We’ll be continuing with the themed “Music Mondays” and “Formats Friday” webinars, and our third “Braille Bytes” which features a different topic each month. Please remember that these quick learning opportunities are open to anyone with an internet connection at no cost. Attendance is served on a “first arrived”...

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September 2017 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | August 31, 2017
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Following the positive feedback that we’ve been receiving from our members, NBA is continuing to expand our webinar offerings! We’ll continue to offer our monthly Braille Formats topic on the first Friday of each month, and a rotating topic once per month. But, now we’re adding to that lineup a monthly music braille webinar to assist those of you wanting to learn more about how to transcribe music. Starting with September, we’d like to introduce to you the efforts of our Music Braille Committee to bring yet another free educational opportunity that we’re calling “Music Mondays”. Plus, we’ve gotten great...

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Upcoming Webinar: Testing Our Patience

By Chris Clemens | July 28, 2017
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Join us on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:00am EST for our first extended-length webinar! As we’ve been doing short, free webinars throughout the year, we have also been planning opportunities to conduct webinars that allow the presenter a chance to delve deeper into a topic. Our first ever extended-length webinar will be led by Kyle DeJute, Chair of NBA’s Mathematics, Science and Computer Notation Braille Committee.  It is titled  Testing our Patience – Examples of Nemeth Code Within UEB Context in Standardized Tests. Kyle describes the material that she will cover in Testing Our Patience as: Through a series of...

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July/August 2017 Webinars

By Chris Clemens | July 18, 2017
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We’ve just announced the next two free, 15-minute webinars that we’ll be presenting in upcoming weeks.  At the end of July, we’ll be leading “Update to the Guidance for Transcription Using Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts.  What Has Changed?” and at the beginning of August we’ll continue the discussion about Braille Formats with our monthly “Formats Friday“. Remember: these short webinars are free and open to anyone with an internet connection who would like to attend. However, current National Braille Association members can sign in to our website with their member account and view the archive of previous webinars. For those...

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BULLETIN: Vol. 53, No. 2 – Summer 2017

By Chris Clemens | June 28, 2017
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The Summer 2017 NBA Bulletin (Vol. 53, 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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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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The National Braille Association would like to thank these generous donors for helping to host our  2018 Professional Development Conference  in Detroit, Michigan