April 2022 Webinars

Join us this month for a few free webinars to improve your braille transcription knowledge!

Remember that these webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you’ve got an internet connection, you can click the join link below each description a few minutes before start time, and you’re in! These are intended to run short, so the content portion is typically around 15 minutes long, and then there’s a few minutes for any questions. We want you to be able to learn some new tricks without having to take a lot of time out of your busy day!

We hope you’ll be able to join us live, but if you can’t, remember that we record all our webinars. Those recordings are housed in the archive, and are available to current NBA members. If you want to watch later, just sign in with your member account, navigate to the skills area you’re looking for, and hit play! If you’re not a member and want access to training videos, checkout this page for more info about membership.

Braille Formats/Textbook

Spelling II

Presenter: Angela Brewer, Member, Braille Formats/Textbook Committee
Date: Friday, April 1st at 2:00p ET

Description: This webinar is a continuation of the Spelling Activities webinar presented on January 8, 2021. We will take an in-depth look into Section 17, Spelling Activities. Topics to be discussed: Word lists in foreign language texts, intentional errors, and crossed-out letters.


Music Braille

Choral Ensembles

Presenter: Kathleen Cantrell, Chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, April 11th at 1:00p ET

Description: Today we will look at Section 38 of the Music Braille Code, 2015 which deals with music for various choral ensembles.


Foreign Language Braille

Transcribing Hebrew Materials

Presenters: Patrick Janson, Chair, Foreign Language Committee and Bradley Sandler, Member, Foreign Language Committee
Date: Wednesday, April 27th at 1:00p ET

Description: Hebrew is a non-Latin, character-based language, and must be approached in a unique manner as will be discussed in this webinar.


Nemeth Code For Math And Science

The Usual Spatials

Presenter: Michael Gunner, Member, Nemeth Code for Math and Science Committee
Date: Friday, April 29th at 1:00p ET

Description: This webinar will look at some examples of unusual spatials and the creative ways to transcribe them within the Rules of the Nemeth Code.