July 2022 Webinars

Join us this month for four 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.

Nemeth Code for Math and Science

Glossaries in Math Books

Presenter: Cindi Laurent, Chair, Nemeth Code for Math and Science Committee Chair
Date: Friday, July 8th at 12:00p ET

Description: End matter in a math text can create many complications. This webinar will explore a few of the different types of materials found at the end of the book.


Braille Formats/Textbook

Wide Table

Presenter: Michael Gunner, Member, Braille Formats/Textbook Committee
Date: Friday, July 15th at 1:00p ET

Description: A review of choosing the correct alternate format for table columns within the width of a braille page.


Unified English Braille Technical

Section 3: Introduction and Invaluable Tables

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, July 21st at 1:00p ET

Description: We will explore the introductory material in section 3 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM), which gives a great list of symbols and contextual information about signs of operation and comparison. This is the fifteenth webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.


Foreign Language Braille

Preliminary Pages of Foreign Language Transcriptions

Presenter: Patrick Janson, Chair, Foreign Language Committee
Date: Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00p ET

Description: This webinar will discuss the intricacies of title, special symbols, and transcriber’s notes pages of foreign language transcriptions.