January 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

Vocal Music, Part 3

Presenter: Kathleen Cantrell, Chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, January 10th at 1:00p ET

Description: Join us to start learning about vocal music – both solo songs and choral music. We will learn about the line-by-line format used for vocal music as well as nuances and transcribing techniques specific to music for the voice. Part three of series begun in November 2021.


Unified English Braille Technical

Ordinals, Roman Numerals, and Emphasis revisited

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, January 20th at 1:00p ET

Description: 1st, we will cover the UEB rules for ordinal numbers. 2nd, we will discuss UEB rules for Roman numerals. Lastly, we will examine the rules for typeform(s) applied to a digit or digits. That will take us through sections 2.5, 2.6, and 2.7 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM). This is the twelfth webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.


Braille Formats/Textbook


Presenter: Randy Davis, Member, Braille Formats Textbook Committee
Date: Friday, January 21st at 1:00p ET

Description: We will gloss over simple glossaries, ones with pronunciation, and ones with samples. To add to the fun, we will also gloss over bi-lingual glossaries. Oui! Bien!