[Nfbnet-members-list] NCLB Test

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Mar 28 00:27:57 UTC 2013


    * The NCLB is the only test that is specifically designed for 
teachers and aids who work with blind children and adults. All other 
national certifications are intended for transcribers who must be 
expert in both the braille code and formatting.
    * Representatives from the American Council of the Blind, the 
American Foundation for the Blind, the Association for Education and 
Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Blinded 
Veterans Association, the Canadian Council of the Blind, the Canadian 
National Institute for the Blind, the National Federation of the 
Blind, and The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically 
Handicapped all came together to find a way that teachers working 
with the blind can unequivocally demonstrate their knowledge of 
braille and the NCLB was the result.
    * The NCLB test was originally maintained and administered by The 
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 
before the national Blindness Professional Certification Board 
(NBPCB) assumed responsibility for it.
    * The additional NCLB certification will ensure employers, school 
administrators, colleagues, consumers, families, and other 
professionals that you possess proficient braille knowledge and 
skills to meet your professional responsibilities.
    * You can go to <http://www.nbpcb.org/nclb>www.nbpcb.org/nclb for 
information on the material covered by the NCLB, a sample test, study 
materials, description of common errors, accommodations, information 
on the reference materials you can use on the test, costs including 
special rates for students, and much more!
    * If you have questions, need further information, or want to 
schedule a test in your area,contact us at 
<mailto:braille at nbpcb.org>braille at nbpcb.org.

National Blindness Professional Certification Board Staff

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