December 2017 Webinars

We are wrapping up our inaugural year of webinars by offering our regular lineup of free, short-length trainings. As always, the following webinars are open to anyone with an internet connection, and are on a first come, first serve basis. No registration is required for our free trainings. Attendees can just simply tune in a few minutes prior to the start of the webinar using the information outlined below.

If you’ve missed out on previous webinars, current NBA members can watch replays of all the free trainings we’ve done. To view the replays, sign in to our website and navigate to the Webinars Archive under Resources in the main menu using your member account.

For December, Cindi Laurent will be leading our Formats Friday webinar while Heidi Lehmann will be leading Music Mondays, and Rebecca Sherwood will be leading our monthly rotating Braille Bytes topic. For a description of each and how to attend, see below.

Formats Friday – Anybody Want to Exercise?
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 1:00pm ET
Presenter: Cindi Laurent

Description: December’s Formats Friday will focus on the basics of exercise material.  We’ll look at margins, displayed material, boxes and more.  I’ll have some examples from worksheets as well as textbook materials.  You won’t burn any calories, but you might just learn something new!


Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9380 
Access Code: 197-238-005

Music Mondays – Rest Signs
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 12:00p ET
Presenter: Heidi Lehman

Description: Music is made up of not only sound, but silence as well. In this webinar we will take a look at how rests are used in print music and what the equivalent symbols are in braille music. From simple rest signs to transcriber-added rests and multiple-measure rests, this webinar will help you understand how silence is captured in the world of music braille.


Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (786) 535-3119 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9379 
Access Code: 767-800-357

Braille Bytes – Finding the Correct Symbols for Accented Characters
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:00pm ET
Presenter: Rebecca Sherwood

Description: When do you use UEB symbols and when do you use the characters from the foreign language’s braille code? Where do you find each? This webinar will look at BANA’s Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Material in UEB to help determine which characters are appropriate, then discuss where in The Rules of the Unified English Braille Code letter modifiers can be found and how to use World Braille Usage to find the specific characters used in a foreign language’s own braille code.


Please join using your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (224) 501-3216 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9353
Access Code: 304-595-013