For the month of August, we’ll be offering two of our free, 15-minute length webinars. Our Music Mondays webinar will be led by Kathleen Cantrell at the beginning of the month. Then at the very end of August, Julie Sumwalt will be leading our Braille Bytes webinar and covering Transcriber Defined Braille Characters. There won’t be a Formats Friday webinar this month, as our volunteers are working diligently on preparing the exam for those wanting to become certified in Braille Formats.

The webinars last on average about fifteen minutes and are intended to touch on an area of instruction that allows an attendee to learn a new skill (or, update an old one) without needing to commit an extended amount of time during their day. Anyone with an internet connection is invited to the first come, first serve attendance of any free webinar hosted by NBA. Current members are able to log in to our website and view unlimited replays of each webinar.

For a detailed description, schedule, and links to join, see below.


Music Mondays – The Tie
Presenter: Kathleen Cantrell
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 1:00p EST

Description: In music notation, a tie is the curved line that connects two notes, indicating that they are to be played as a single note. For the month of August, we will work through section 10 of the Music Braille Code to learn how to represent the tie.

TO JOIN

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/919025781 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3117 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373
Access Code: 919-025-781


Braille Bytes – Transcriber-Defined Braille Characters
Presenter: Julie Sumwalt
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 3:00p EST

Description: The webinar will cover the four categories of transcriber-defined braille characters, explain their construction, and show some examples of when each of them might be used.

TO JOIN

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/427865469 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373 
Access Code: 427-865-469