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Bulletin: Vol. 52, No. 2 – Summer 2016

By Chris Clemens | July 14, 2016
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The Summer 2016 NBA Bulletin (Vol. 52, No. 2) is now officially 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...

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Seeking Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees

By Chris Clemens | May 17, 2016
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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 2016, the selected recipient will receive his or her award at our 2016 Fall Professional Development Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. 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,...

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Bulletin: Vol. 52, No. 1 – Spring 2016

By Chris Clemens | May 10, 2016
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Even with the weather not in full cooperation in all parts of the U.S., the spring season is in full blossom. And, so is the newest edition of the NBA Bulletin!! The Spring 2016 NBA Bulletin (Vol. 52, No. 1) is now officially 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...

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Announcing the 2016 NBA Fall Professional Development Conference

By Chris Clemens | May 3, 2016
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We’ve been getting some calls and emails to the office asking for more information about the 2016 Fall Professional Development Conference. Previous to now, we’ve only been able to share the dates and location of the conference, but we’re pleased to announce that registration is now ready to go! We typically don’t have registration for the fall conference available until summer, but we’ve been working extra hard to make this available much sooner in the year. We would like to cordially invite you to join us October 27, 28 and 29, 2016 in St. Louis. Missouri at the historic Union Station Hotel...

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Nominations for the NBA Board of Directors

By Chris Clemens | April 15, 2016
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For over 70 years, the National Braille Association has been guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. Members of the NBA Board join an esteemed list of those who’ve made a difference in how we serve braille transcribers and ultimately braille readers. As we prepare for our 2016 Fall Professional Development Conference in St. Louis, we have begun the process to review nominations for positions on the Board of Directors. Those selected to serve in the officer and director positions listed below will be installed in October during the conference. We encourage all members of NBA to become involved in this nominating...

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NBA’s Newest Publication

By Chris Clemens | March 18, 2016
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While we continue to prep for the 2016 Fall Professional Development Conference this coming October, we’ve been reviewing previous workshop materials to make them available to you. This month, we’re releasing a publication that has been presented at a few previous conferences and written by Jan Carroll. As both a Past President of NBA and the Chair of our Computer-Assisted Braille Committee, Jan brings years of experience in using computer software that assists transcribers in producing an array of braille materials. She has spent countless hours in researching and developing methods for utilizing Duxbury Braille Translator to work with a...

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Announcing New NBA Publications!

By Chris Clemens | February 24, 2016
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With the transition to Unified English Braille that took place earlier this year, we strongly feel that relaying instruction about how to produce consistently high quality accessible materials in UEB is imperative to promoting braille literacy.  We are pleased to announce that we’ve recently made a number of new publications available exclusively in the online National Braille Association store! Here’s our newest titles: In Pursuit Of Wayward Dots Written and presented by NBA’s Tactile Graphics Committee Chair, Betty Marshall, much of the material in this publication was most recently presented at our Fall Professional Development Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Betty covers a number of essential methods...

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Winter Bulletin 2015-2016

By Chris Clemens | February 5, 2016
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We are pleased to present to all current National Braille Association members the latest edition of our professional journal. The winter edition Bulletin, Volume 51, Number 4 is now available in the Members Section of our website and waiting to be downloaded! In this edition you’ll find articles like “BANA WORD Template: What, Where and How”, “What are Dot Locators” and “Numbers and Number Combinations in Foreign Text”, among others. As always, our BANA representative includes some important BANA news and you can read a wrap-up of our Fall Professional Development Conference that took place in Louisville this last October. Of course,...

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How To Login

By Chris Clemens | January 11, 2016
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One of the things that is exciting about our new website is the fact that you will no longer have multiple logins to interact with our site. Remember how you had one for Ask An Expert and for conference registration and for the store?? Now, you’ll only need one! Here’s how to get your login for the new National Braille Association website.   We already had email addresses on file for many of you, so we’ve created logins for you based on your email address. To get your password for the login we’ve created, simply go to the ‘Login’ link...

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New Year. New Forum.

By Chris Clemens | January 4, 2016
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We’ve been talking now for a while about the upcoming unveiling of our entirely brand-new, redesigned website and the time has finally come for you to begin using it with us! We’ve been working tirelessly for most of 2015 with Erion Media of Rochester, New York to create a smooth user experience. Creating a website like ours is a bit more complicated than just having some pages with information to view. Backend databases need to know whether or not you’re a current member and what kind of access to provide you to the website. Instead of multiple logins to interact...

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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