June 2023 Webinars

Join us this month for these four free webinars!

These webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you have 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.

Update On Software

If you’re someone who has joined our webinars in the past, you already know that we’ve used GoToMeeting to conduct our webinars.

Starting this month, we’re going to be using Google Meet to conduct our online trainings

In most cases, there’s nothing you’ll need to do differently. There’s nothing to download or sign up for. You don’t need a Google account to attend. You’ll just click the link below the description and enter the webinar the same way you did before.

Depending on your computer’s configuration, you may need to allow certain functions before your computer runs the Google product. This would only need to happen if you have your computer set up to require this. If you’re not sure, we recommend signing on extra early for your first webinar so you’ll have time to troubleshoot.

If you have questions please contact our office in advance. We won’t be able to easily troubleshoot during the webinars but we’re happy to help during other times!

Computer Assisted Transcription

BrailleBlaster 2.1: Getting Ready for eBraille

Presenter: William Freeman, Chair, Computer Assisted Transcription Committee
Date: Thursday, June 8th at 2:30p ET

Description: This short webinar will cover the BrailleBlaster beta that is releasing in June. It will cover the changes from the last update as well as some future plans.


Unified English Braille Literary

How To Represent Omissions In Braille

Presenter: Angela Van Appelen, Chair, Unified English Braille Literary Committee
Date: Tuesday, June 20th at 11:30a ET

Description: The DO’s and DON’Ts of presenting material that is meant to show something has been omitted, (i.e. materials where students need to fill in the blanks.)


Nemeth Code For Math And Science

A New Way To Look At Runovers

Presenter: Michael Gunner, Member, Nemeth Code For Math And Science Committee
Date: Friday, June 23rd at 1:00p ET

Description: In this webinar we will look at runovers in Function, Integral, Sigma, and Pi notations utilizing the advice of mathematicians.


Prison Braille Services

Preparing and Supporting Reentry: Working with the Department of Corrections and Resources from State to State

Presenter: Nancy Mothersele, Member, Prison Braille Services Committee
Date: Thursday, June 29th at 2:00p ET

Description: This webinar will explore the steps needed to prepare for reentry, the resources available, and how to use them. We will discuss how to set up a meeting with the offender to begin implementing a plan for their future. Also, we will talk about the different rules encountered when working with various states and their Departments of Correction.


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS WEBINAR. We’ll be scheduling it for a future date though!