June 2021 Webinars

June is planning to a busy month for webinars! We’ll be hosting six of our free, shorter-length webinars and one of our longer, extended-length 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

T-Pages, Part 2

Presenter: Chip Mize, Member, Braille Formats Textbook Committee
Date: Friday, June 4 at 1:00p ET

Description: We will examine the material to be included on the Special Symbols page and the Transcriber’s Notes page. T-pages can be difficult because there are no print pages to simply copy. Instead, we must thoroughly explore each volume for required symbols and determine the necessity for providing explanations on a transcriber’s notes page. During the webinar, we will study the guidelines for listing items on the Special Symbols page, and the types of notes which are required on the Transcriber’s Notes page.

This webinar is a continuation from the previous month. To get caught up ahead of time, you can find the video of Part 1 in the Braille Formats/Textbook section of the Webinars Archive.


Nemeth For Math And Science

The Placement of Nemeth Code Switch Indicators

Presenter: Michael Gunner, Member, Nemeth For Math And Science Committee
Date: Thursday, June 10 at 1:00p ET

Description: This webinar will explore the placement of the Nemeth Code switch indicators through examples found in technical materials which have been transcribed in Nemeth with UEB.


Music Braille

Harp Music

Presenter: Kathleen Cantrell, Chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, June 14 at 1:00p ET

Description: We will look at section 31 in the Music Braille Code 2015 and cover music notation that is specific to harps.


Unified English Braille Literary

A Closer Look at Lower Groupsigns, Part 2

Presenter: Dan Gergen, Chair, Unified English Braille Literary Committee
Date: Wednesday, June 16 at 1:00p ET

Description: This is the second part of the discussion on lower groupsigns and talks more about the Lower Sign Rule. We’ll discuss lower groupsigns bb, cc, ff, gg, and ea—in addition to en and in. We’ll also examine ways that punctuation and other indicators can affect lower groupsigns that often result in problem words.


Computer Assisted Transcription

Changes in BrailleBlaster V2 and Discussion

Presenter: William Freeman, Member, Computer Assisted Transcription Committee
Date: Wednesday, June 23 at 2:00p ET

NOTE: This webinar will run approximately 1 hour rather than the standard fifteen minutes.

Description: BrailleBlaster Version 2 has been out for a while now. Let’s go over some of the differences and discuss how V2 can be a part of your braille process. We’ll start by discussing some of the differences and improvements and then go into different ways that V2 can be utilized to complete braille.


Prison Braille Services

Certifications For Professional Success

Presenter: Nancy Mothersele, Member, Prison Braille Services Committee
Date: Thursday, June 24 at 1:00p ET

Description: Success on the outside requires multiple certifications. This webinar will discuss the different certifications available and  how each one will help you build a strong foundation and understanding of braille transcription.


Lists and More

In addition to the six free webinars we’ve planned for June, we’re also presenting a 90-minute webinar that requires paid registration.

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 2:00p Eastern join us as Braille Formats Textbook Committee Member Cindi Laurent explores how to properly transcribe lists and tables. For more info and registration, see this earlier post.

(Note: Lists and More contains the same material that was presented during a workshop in the spring 2021 conference produced by the Visual Aid Volunteers of Florida.)