August 2020 Webinars

We’ll be hosting five free webinars this month written specifically to help braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired gain a better understanding of these topics.

As always, there is no registration or membership necessary to attend. A few minutes before the scheduled start time, anyone can click the link directly below the description to join in.

If you’re not able to attend any of these as they happen live, current NBA Members will be able to watch the recordings found in our Webinars Archive. Now with over 100 instructional braille transcription videos to stream, getting access to the archive has become a favorite member benefit.

Whether you transcribe textbooks, music or tactile graphics we’ve got a webinar this month that you should find helpful!


The Numeric Indicator, Part 2

Presenter: Lindy Walton, member, Nemeth Code for Math and Science Committee
Date: Thursday, August 6 at 2:00p ET

Description: Following up on “The Numeric Indicator, Part 1,” this webinar shows situations where we DO use a numeric indicator in the Nemeth Code.


Braille Formats

Exercising is Never Easy!

Presenter: Cindi Laurent, member, Braille Formats/Textbook Committee
Date: Friday, August 7 at 1:00p ET

Description: There are so many different types of exercises and not all are covered by the Braille Formats rules. Real-world examples will be used to springboard a discussion of how to transcribe the sometimes wacky things found in print.


Music Braille

Instrumental Lead Sheets

Presenter: Kathleen Cantrell, chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, August 10 at 1:00p ET

Description: We will take a look at how to transcribe music containing chord symbols, a common occurrence in jazz and popular music.


Tactile Graphics

Importing Braille Files Into CorelDRAW

Presenter: Mitchel Keil, member, Tactile Graphics Committee
Date: Tuesday, August 18th at 2:00p ET

Description: Learn how to quickly and easily import your entire drawing file into CorelDRAW with a few clicks on a mouse.


UEB Literary

Stammering and Other Speech Mannerisms

Presenter: Amy Furman, vice chair, Unified English Braille – Literary Committee
Date: Wednesday, August 19th at 1:00p ET

Description: We will go over common errors when transcribing speech mannerisms.