February 2022 Webinars

Join us this month for a few free webinars to improve your braille transcription knowledge!

Remember that these webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you’ve got 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.

Music Braille

Chord Symbols with Lyrics, Part 1

Presenter: Patrick Janson, Vice Chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, February 7th at 1:00p ET

Description: Over the next two months, we’ll discuss the complexities of aligning chord symbols (Cm, D7, etc.) with lyrics.


Transcriber and Educator Services

Large Print & Braille Macros for Productivity

Presenter: Katie Robinson, Member, Transcriber and Educator Services Committee
Date: Wednesday, February 16th at 2:00p ET (Note: the runtime for this webinar will be slightly longer than usual. Plan for 30-45 minutes.)

Description: The Large Print & Braille Macros for Productivity is a template and macro system that works within Microsoft Word to help automate large print and braille production. This webinar is a basic introduction to the large print style sheet and macros.

Prior to coming to the webinar, you can download this extensive user guide with instructions for downloading and installing the macros that will be discussed.


Nemeth Code For Math And Science

Dividing Expressions

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Member, Nemeth Code For Math And Science Committee
Date: Thursday, February 24th at 1:00p ET

Description: In real time, we will divide various kinds of long expressions while discussing the Nemeth Code rules that apply to dividing math expressions across braille lines.