[Athen] FW: NBA Spring Professional Development Conference

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Thu Feb 19 09:47:28 PST 2015

For those of you who are doing braille transcription for students, this is
the year to prepare for the changing of the braille code to UEB (Unified
English Braille). I am offering a number of trainings in California (see our
Web site: http://www.htctutraining.net/trainingspublic.php), but currently,
the only UEB Braille Boot Camp that I am offering outside of California is
at the NBA conference in Texas (please see information below and attached).

In addition, if you already know braille, the NBA conference is offering
lots of workshops to assist transcribers to get up to speed with the new
code. I realize that it can be hard, sometimes, to get campuses to cover
conferences, but for those using braille, learning the new code is very

Good luck!


Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
HTCTU Director


From: bounce-1401065-19082 at mlist.cde.ca.gov
[mailto:bounce-1401065-19082 at mlist.cde.ca.gov] On Behalf Of Jana Hertz
<JHERTZ at capousd.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2015 9:37 AM
To: Gaeir Dietrich
Subject: [braille-n-teach] NBA Spring Professional Development Conference

2015 NBA Spring Professional Development Conference

Austin, Texas


Celebrating 70 Years of Service!

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015

Calling all Transcribers, TVIs, Paraprofessionals, Parents, and
Professionals in Blindness field,

I would like to extend an invitation to the National Braille Association
Spring 2015 Professional Development Conference and the kick-off event of
our 70th anniversary year. From April 16th to April 18th, we will convene
in the "friendly city" of Austin, Texas. Referred to as the city of slogans,
Austin is most known for being the "live music capital of the world."

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering the three-day intensive
training on the Unified English Braille (UEB) code that was so well received
at our Fall 2014 conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This training, referred
to as "UEBe Ready", is a must-attend workshop for any transcriber or teacher
who needs to be prepared to transcribe using UEB. This workshop is limited
to the first 200 people who register, so make sure to sign up as soon as

Additionally, we will be offering a three-day "Braille Boot Camp, " a
two-day training on CorelDRAW, and our standard three days of half-day
workshops. Some workshops are limited in the number of participants, so
don't delay in registering.

Our host is the Double Tree Austin. The room rate is $149.00 per night for
single or double occupancy. Reservations must be made on or before March 29,
2015 to receive the conference rate. Early-bird Registration is $175.00
through February 28, 2015. There will be NO On-site registration at this
conference. To register, and for additional information, visit our website:
<http://www.nationalbraille.org> www.nationalbraille.org

Early Bird registration deadline is approaching! Be sure to reserve your
place before we are full! Reminder: There will be NO on-site registration

Jana Hertz

Certified Braille Transcriber/Alternate Media Specialist

Program for Visually Impaired Students

George White Elementary School P-5

25422 Chapparosa Park Drive

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 489-7484

Fax (949) 249-6781

CTEBVI Literary Specialist

National Braille Association - Vice President

National Braille Association Skills Coordinator

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