News and Updates

Our Website Refresh

If you’ve visited our website recently, you may have noticed some changes. We’ve been working behind the scenes for much of this year to implement some new functions to our website. We’ve been really excited to unveil them, but have been waiting for the right moment. On August 12th, we officially launched those updates to…

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2020 Board of Directors Nominations

The NBA Nominating Committee will be preparing a slate of officers and directors to stand for election at the Fall 2020 NBA Professional Development Conference. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in the opportunity to serve NBA, please complete the form below. You may submit nominations in the form of a letter…

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Nominate Our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

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 2019,…

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The 2019 NBA Professional Development Conference in Phoenix

We would like to welcome you to attend the 2019 NBA Professional Development Conference! Each fall, braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired gather for three days of training on Unified English Braille, Textbook formatting, Nemeth, and much more. The conference provides an opportunity for accessible media producers to learn face-to-face from leading experts…

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Introducing the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

In 2009, a long time Board Member and friend of NBA passed away suddenly. There were many individuals who wished they had been able to thank and honor this individual for everything she had done before she passed. It was through this desire that the concept of the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award was born. Each…

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Announcing: Availability of the Braille Formats Exam

We are pleased to announce that certification exams for the newest Braille Formats code are now available! National Braille Association is the only organization to offer a proficiency exam in the Principles of Print to Braille Transcription, 2016 code. Since the code was published, we’ve been re-writing both the study materials and the exam. Though…

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October Is Near!

As the days grow shorter and fall approaches, we are gearing up to spend the next few weeks putting the final touches on our 2018 Professional Development Conference in Detroit. If you’re registered to join us next month at the conference, this will guide you through some important steps in preparing to have a fun,…

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Seeking 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations

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 2018,…

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Announcing the 2018 Professional Development Conference

We are very excited to announce that registration for the 2018 NBA Professional Development Conference is live!!! For this year’s annual conference, we’ll be hosted by the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, Michigan on October 24, 25, and 26. The Conference For those unfamiliar with our annual conferences, we pack three days with a…

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Spring News

This season has been a busy one, and we’ve made a lot of announcements recently. We wanted to take an opportunity and touch base this week to provide an update on everything that is happening with NBA!   Braille Formats Last month we published the 2018 Braille Formats Study Guide. Though the study guide is not…

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