For decades, NBA has offered an array of resources to the public and to members. One of our most valued member benefits is the BULLETIN, a peer-reviewed journal written for braille transcribers.


NBA’s quarterly publication, the Bulletin, is available digitally and in print, as well as in braille and on CD for those who are visually impaired. The publication is available to members and subscribers. It’s designed to inform and educate, contains regular departments, of which the most important is a series of columns called Sharpen Your Skills, a thorough summary of technical advice to keep transcribers up to date on the latest developments in their particular areas of specialization. The respective NBA skills committees are responsible for writing articles for these columns on a regular basis.

News and feature articles focus on modification of codes, availability of publications, tips to transcribers and subjects of interest to members and to persons working in the field of services to the visually impaired. Announcement of new materials and equipment for use in the production of reading matter is made after positive value has been demonstrated. Guest writers and specialists are invited to contribute articles of timely interest.


Membership in National Braille Association is open to all individuals. Student membership is available to those enrolled in transcribing courses. The NBA Bulletin is included in the cost of membership. In addition, members of NBA are entitled to access the ‘Member’s Only’ resource section of our website, the ability to interact with our Ask An Expert forum, reduced registration fees for our professional development conferences, and special rates for publications.

Agencies, organizations and libraries are invited to subscribe to the Bulletin. These entities are not considered individual members and are not eligible to receive the same benefits as individual members.

To become a member today, you may register on our website, or download an application to mail in with your payment.

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