June 2022 Webinars

Join us this month for two 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.

Prison Braille

How To Write A Cover Letter

Presenter: Angela Van Appelen, Member, Prison Braille Committee
Date: Thursday, June 9th at 11:00a ET

Description: Most jobs are requesting Cover Letters along with your résumé. This webinar will give you tips on how to write an effective cover letter.


Computer Assisted Transcription

Breakthroughs in Expanding the Distribution of Multi-use Content for Tactile Graphics with Braille

Presenter: Dan Gardner, Guest Presenter, Computer Assisted Transcription Committee
Date: Thursday, June 23rd at 1:00p ET

Description: In this presentation, Mr. Dan Gardner, CEO of ViewPlus® Technologies will share the exciting new features, recently incorporated into ViewPlus®’s Tiger Software Suite’s latest software release, which have knocked down barriers previously encountered by transcribers attempting to re-purpose tactile graphics and braille content for multiple users and embossers. The new capability opens the use of pre-existing content developed for use with older forms of reproduction (swell paper, etc.). The implications on creator productivity are significant. This breakthrough reduces the time to create, saves expense, multiplies the capabilities of reproduction equipment, and speeds the distribution of materials to the ultimate users that will benefit most from tactile graphics. In additional, functionality is added to greatly simplify a multi-pass process to include color ink for graphics and interline text with a standard printer.