April 2023 Webinars

Join us in April for three 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

When Directives May Lead a Transcriber Astray

Presenter: John Romeo, Chair, Braille Formats Textbook Committee
Date: Wednesday, April 19th at 1:00p ET

Description: During this webinar we will review the nuances of where to place directional material, with and without itemized material. We will learn how to interpret directive material for the consistency of transcribing for a braille reader.


Foreign Language Braille

Latin and Ancient Greek Braille

Presenter: Anna Werner, Chair, Foreign Language Braille Committee
Date: Wednesday, April 26th at 2:00p ET

Description: This webinar will give an overview on transcribing Latin and Ancient Greek text into braille, covering alphabets, accents, and numbers, as well as unusual transcribing situations that may arise in these texts.


Nemeth Code For Math And Science

Nemeth Spatial Arrangements – Back To The Basics

Presenter: Shawn Greiner, Member, Nemeth Code For Math And Science Committee
Date: Thursday, April 27th at 2:00p ET

Description: This webinar will focus on the basics of preparing Nemeth spatial arrangements. We will look at examples that show how to properly set up spatial math problems with and without identifiers. We will also look at some interesting scenarios that have been popping up in current textbooks that the Nemeth Braille Code, 1972 Edition does not necessarily address.

This webinar will not cover the new material that has not yet been approved by BANA even though some of this information is available. When the new code book is published, the new material will be required and webinars will be created to outline the changes and provide new examples that demonstrate how to apply the new code.