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National Braille Association 2016 Professional Development Conference

National Braille Association logoThe National Braille Association is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 professional development conference, which will be held in St. Louis.  Known as the Gateway to the West, the Gateway Arch greets visitors to this cultural and historic city! St. Louis boasts of historic and cultural attractions, many of which are free. Get a glimpse of where Lewis and Clark set out on their historic expedition by visiting the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center, or the Lewis & Clark monument on the Missouri River. Interact with butterflies at the Sophia M Sachs Butterfly House.  Roam the Missouri Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark with 79 acres of scenic landscaping and elegant structures. Journey to the top of the Gateway Arch, our nation’s tallest man-made monument at 630 feet. Relax on a Riverboat cruise; or immerse yourself in a little arts and culture. If you are feeling adventuresome, there is a wealth of attractions to see and experience. 
The host hotel is the St. Louis Union Station, once the largest and busiest passenger rail terminal in the world. Today, this 120 year old National Historic Landmark of unmatched beauty and elegance is home to the St. Louis Union Station Hotel – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.  
Once again, we are looking forward to 30 exciting workshops.  With the Unified English Braille Code as our focus, there is a lot to learn! Topics will include but are not limited to UEB, textbook and Nemeth format, music, computer-assisted transcription and tactile graphics.  Just to pique your interest here are a few of the sessions being developed just for you:
  • Mathematics:  Nemeth in UEB
  • Tactile Graphics: Tactile Graphics for Young Readers
  • Music Braille: Music Theory Textbooks in UEB
  • Formats: Formats and UEB
  • Computer Assisted: Workshops available for Braille 2000 and Duxbury
This is the ONLY NBA conference this year! Don’t miss out!

Event Date: 

Oct 27, 2016 to Oct 29, 2016

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