January 2020 Webinars

In starting off the New Year, we’re adding a couple additional opportunities for you to jump in with some online learning this month.

Each of the below webinars is entirely free and open to anyone with an internet connection. To join us live for any of the webinars listed here, just click the link below the description.

Our free webinars usually last about 15 minutes and are intended to be a quick look at specific aspects of braille transcription work. All levels of expertise are encouraged to join, as we think there’s always a little something more to learn!

Remember, if you can’t make any of the webinars as they happen, current National Braille Association members can watch the recordings by signing in and navigating to the Webinars Archive.

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

Presenter: Patrick Janson
Wednesday, January 8 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.


Formats Friday: Pronunciation Keys

Presenter: Cindi Laurent
Friday, January 10 at 1:00p EST

Description: Pronunciation Keys often have many challenges and will test your knowledge of both UEB and Braille Formats. We’ll cover the rules and walk through a few examples putting emphasis on things you need to be careful of when transcribing these types of materials.


Music Mondays: Music Braille Code Section 1

Presenter: Kathleen Cantrell
Monday, January 13 at 1:00p EST

Description: To start the New Year, we’ll return to the beginning of the Code and look at some general procedures and signs.


UEB Technical: Spacing

Presenter: Kyle DeJute
Thursday, January 23 at 1:00p EST

Description: In this first installment of a webinar series examining the GTM (UEB Guidelines for Technical Material) one small piece at a time, we will cover Section 1.1: Spacing.


Listservs as a Resource for Transcribers and TVI’s

Presenter: Jana Hertz
Tuesday, January 28 at 12:00p EST

Description: The webinar will be 15 minutes and will discuss Listservs and how teachers and transcribers can best utilize them for information (procuring textbooks on loan, disseminating information pertaining to visually impaired students (announcing activities for youth such as Braille Challenge Regional contest opportunities, special events), seeking information from other TVIs.

*These will NOT include using Listservs for employment opportunities.