Thank you for your question. CorelDRAW is a fantastic tool for tactile graphics. A set of macros has been developed to save time and help the transcriber create graphics that conform to the Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics. I agree there is a bit of a learning curve to the program, though, and a lot of features that will never be used for braille graphics.
NBA does offer an in-person training on this subject. If you are interested, you can contact NBA directly using our online training request form: https://www.nationalbraille.org/training-bureau/
Later in June (date to be determined), I will be doing a brief webinar demonstrating the macros to give an overview of what tools are available, and at our conference in Orlando, FL this October, Betty Marshall will be doing a much more thorough demonstration as a full workshop. I would highly encourage you to attend the conference and workshop if you are able.
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