July 2021 Webinars

Join us in July for these five, free webinars!

Remember that anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world can join our free webinars at no cost and without even registering in advance. Just simply click the link to the join underneath the description in the webinar you want to attend.

We record all the webinars and make them available in the member section of our website. If you can’t attend live, log in with your member account the day following the webinar and watch the recording as many times as you want!

Braille Formats Textbook

Displayed Material

Presenter: Angela Brewer, Member, Braille Formats Textbook Committee
Date: Friday, July 9th at 1:00p ET

Description: As of the 2016 release of Braille Formats, Displayed Material has undergone many changes. This webinar will focus on a wide variety of print and braille examples of what displayed material is and what to do with it in your transcription.


Music Braille


Presenter: Patrick Janson, Vice Chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, July 12th at 1:00p ET

Description: This month we’ll discuss the braille approach to music notation for the unique instrument known as the Accordion.


Foreign Language Braille

Transcribing French Materials

Presenter: Patrick Janson, Chair, Foreign Language Committee
Date: Tuesday, July 20th at 1:00p ET

Description: In this webinar, we’ll discuss the uniqueness of French language materials, such as their accented symbols in World Braille Usage and challenges you may face in a transcription of this special language.


Unified English Braille Literary

Initial-Letter Contractions: 13 Exceptions to the Rule

Presenter: Dan Gergen, Chair, Unified English Braille Literary Committee
Date: Wednesday, July 21st at 1:00p ET

Description: The Rules of UEB tell us to “use the initial-letter contraction as a wordsign and wherever the letters it represents occur.” The word “wherever” in the rules is often followed by the dreaded “except for …” There are specific provisions in UEB §10.7 that challenge the use of 13 of the 33 initial-letter contractions “wherever they occur.” We’ll study the exceptions to the rule that restrict their use and explore examples that may help to remember them.


Unified English Braille Technical

Numbers: Positive, Negative, and Numeric Spaced

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, July 22nd at 1:00p ET

Description: We will cover section 2.1 (and 3.4 by extension) of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM), which addresses whole numbers (including numbers with numeric spaces and apostrophes). This is the ninth webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.