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Free Webinar: BrailleBlaster In-Depth

One of the newest braille translation software programs to hit computers is a free program called BrailleBlaster, developed by American Printing House for the Blind (APH). BrailleBlaster was designed to assist transcribers working primarily on textbooks, and provides a platform for automating many basic transcription functions, but provides advanced tools as well. On Tuesday, August…

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August 2019 Webinars

Formats Friday: Wide TablesPresenter: Cindi LaurentFriday, August 2, 2019 at 1:00p EST Description: Wide table formats will be discussed using several examples of different types of tables. We will discuss which method of transcription works best for which type of table and how that decision is made. TO JOIN Please join from your computer, tablet…

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BULLETIN: Vol. 55, No. 2 – Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 BULLETIN: Vol. 55, 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 go to view the Bulletin. Both PDF and BRF…

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September 2018 Webinars Lineup

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…

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How to Have Sheet Music Transcribed in to Braille

For someone that isn’t familiar with braille transcription, the process of learning how to get something transcribed into braille can be daunting. Here at the National Braille Association, we often get questions from the public about how to get something transcribed. Since we no longer have a transcribing or production facility at NBA, we often…

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January 2018 Webinars

Looking to start off the New Year learning a few new tricks? Our three webinars this January are sure to get you engaged and on track for 2018! Though only current NBA members have full access to the archive of recorded webinars, we invite anyone to join us at no cost as they happen live.…

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Nominate Someone for the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

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,…

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