December 2019 Webinars

To wrap up a year of online learning we’re going to celebrate the month of December with five different webinars! We’ll have our usual Formats Friday covering part of the Braille Formats code, and our usual Music Mondays that will cover part of the Music Braille Code. Then we’re adding a Foreign Language webinar, a Tactile Graphics webinar, and a special UEB for Technical Materials webinar.

The first four mentioned above will follow the usual format of our free, shorter-length webinars. They last about fifteen minutes and anyone is welcome to attend without registering in advance. For these, you can just click the links in each of the below descriptions a few minutes before start time. If you can’t join us for the live training, remember that any current NBA member can watch the recordings of those webinars on our website.

That last webinar mentioned above will follow the format of our paid, longer-length webinars. Registration is required in advance for this 90-minute training. To get more information and to register, make sure to check the description below.

Paid Webinars

UEB Math Provisional Guidance

Presenter: Kyle DeJute
Thursday, December 12
1:00p – 2:30p EST

Non-members: $60.00
Members: $30.00

Description: The document Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Mathematics in UEB went up on BANA’s website in November 2019. It addresses common questions about formatting and transcribing math in UEB.

This webinar will walk through that document’s contents, which include guidance on formatting exercises and using grade 1 indicators. This webinar is appropriate for you if you have not studied the document at all. If you have studied the document, then this webinar is an opportunity to give feedback and ask questions that will influence BANA’s next version of guidance for math in UEB.

Note: The document was originally posted in BANA’s UEB Information page; you should be able to find a BRF from there.

Level: Advanced

Free Webinars

Formats Friday: Edited Text

Presenter: Cindi Laurent
Friday, December 6 at 1:00p EST

Description: This month we’ll look into insertions, deletions and crossed out letters. Section 17 covers the basics and we’ll apply those basics to real-life examples.


Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Access Code: 196-450-805

Music Mondays: Chord Symbols

Presenter: Patrick Janson
Monday, December 9 at 1:00p EST

Description: We will discuss the numerous symbols used in transcribing chord symbols, especially covering music in popular, jazz, and folk-music idoms.


Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3117
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373
Access Code: 359-864-205

Braille Bytes: Basic Scientific Graphics

Presenter: Donald Winiecki
Tuesday, December 17 at 1:00p EST

Description: Across all STEM fields, the most basic and even the most common scientific graphics are those that appear on an X-Y coordinate system (i.e., the Cartesian coordinate graph). In this webinar, we will first introduce critical standards that apply to all Cartesian graphs, and then show how those standards apply as the graphs become more complex. We will also explore important design considerations for each tactile graphic based on their end-use and method of production.


Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Access Code: 389-957-541

Braille Bytes: Overview of Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Materials in UEB

Please note that this webinar had to be canceled last minute. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will reschedule this one for January. Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule.

Presenter: Patrick Janson
Wednesday, December 18 at 1:00p EST

Description: BANA recommends four general Methods that should be suitable to cover the majority of cases. This webinar will briefly cover each of these methods and indicate circumstances for which they are most appropriate.