June 2020 Webinars

Join us for five webinars in June! We’ll be covering Braille Formats, music braille, UEB, Nemeth, and Computer-assisted transcription this month.

All of these are expected to run about 15 minutes or so, but we occasionally run long if people have questions. There is no registration required and no payment necessary. Just simply hit the link below the description a few minutes before start time and you’re in!

Remember, we record all our webinars and archive them in a video bank on our website made available exclusively to current NBA members. If you’re a member just log in to your account and navigate to the Webinars Archive. You’ll find over 100 training videos on all different topics.

If you’re not a member, you can find more information here about what your peers have been enjoying, and how you can gain access to the tools you need to be a successful transcriber and teacher of the visually impaired.

Whether or not you’re a current member, you’re welcome to join us live for these five webinars in June!

Braille Bytes: The Numeric Indicator, Part 1

Presenter: Lindy Walton
Date: Thursday, June 4th at 2:00p ET

Description: This is the first of a series about braille indicators. Celebrating the compactness of the Nemeth Code, this webinar shows situations where a numeric indicator is not needed.


Formats Friday: Boxes And All They Contain

Presenter: LaVerne Blaasse
Date: Friday, June 5th at 1:30p ET

Description: Boxes are used at a transcriber’s discretion, but what does that mean? This webinar will look at several types of materials and discuss the thought processes behind boxes, including the idea of adding boxes that don’t appear in print and how to know when that might be appropriate.


Auto-generate Special Symbols Page in Braille2000V2

Presenter: Beverly North
Date: Thursday, June 11th at 11:30a ET

Description: Braille2000v2 has exciting updates! The biggest and best, for transcribers involved in textbook transcription, is the ability to auto-generate your Special Symbols page after your volume of text is complete. That’s right… A-U-T-O-G-E-N-E-R-A-T-E! Tune in and we will walk you through the simple process. In order to use the feature you must updated to the latest version of B2k. Time permitting, we will demonstrate a number of other time-saving features in Braille2000v2.


Fretted Plucked String Instruments – Part 1

Presenter: Patrick Janson
Date: Monday, June 15th at 1:00p ET

Description: Transcribing music for fretted plucked instruments is complicated by the fact that there are many different instruments in different sources (guitar, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, etc.). In this two-part presentation, we’ll look over the approaches of staff notation, left-hand fingering, string signs, plucking, and more.


What Is Nesting?

Presenter: Amy Furman
Date: Wednesday, June 17th at 1:00p ET

Description: We will go over how to nest in different situations involving typeforms, capitals, and punctuation.