April 2024 Webinars

Join us this month for these three free webinars!

These webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you have 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.

Our live webinars and archived recordings have Closed Captioning available for those who would like it. Google Meet provides this for our live webinars and Vimeo provides this service for our hosted recordings. To turn on Closed Captioning, use the button in the tool bar with a “CC” in the square.

Foreign Language Braille

Entering Diacritics in Your Source Documents

Presenter: Donald Winiecki, Member, Foreign Language Braille Committee
Date: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 12:00p ET

Description: Diacritics (sometimes called accent marks) are features of many non-English languages. Diacritics guide the reader to the pronunciation of letters affected by the diacritics. In this webinar we present several reliable ways of adding diacritics in your source documents for use in computer-aided braille transcription. These methods work on Windows and Macintosh computers and with all of the computer-aided translation and transcription tools available. At the end of this webinar you will be able to add diacritics to your source documents using the methods described. A job aid for guiding the process is provided for your use.


Nemeth Code For Math And Science

Proofreading Nemeth in Braille 2000

Presenter: Cindi Laurent, Chair, Nemeth Code For Math And Science Committee
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 2:00p ET

Description: This workshop will explain how to write a macro in Braille 2000 to help with proofreading your Nemeth materials. An added benefit is that it ensures you have included a Nemeth terminator for every open Nemeth indicator. The macro was discussed at a workshop in Knoxville last fall; if you were not able to be there and you use Braille 2000 to transcribe Nemeth, this webinar is for you!


Braille Formats/Textbook

Shaped Letter Puzzles – Brailling Buzz the Bee

Presenter: Kimberly Martin, Member, Braille Formats/Textbook Committee
Date: Monday, April 29, 2024 at 1:00p ET

Description: This webinar will be reviewing the fundamentals and guidelines of Section 19 focusing on shaped letter puzzles. We will work through a braille example of a shaped bee.