March 2020 Webinars

We’ve lined up a whole bunch of online learning opportunities for the month of March! During this month, we’ll be presenting six different webinars that are entirely free for anyone to attend.

These short webinars usually last about 15 minutes and don’t require any registration. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to join in. To join in, just hit the “click here” link before the description of the webinar a few minutes before start time.

Remember, if you can’t attend these live, NBA members can always watch the recorded videos in our archive!

Formats Friday: Title Pages

Presenter: Angela Brewer
Friday, March 6 at 1:00p EST

Description: This webinar will review the rules of Title pages and will discuss what to do when things on your title page don’t line up perfectly or you are unsure of just where to put all the information found in the print book.


Music Mondays: Music Braille Code Section 1, Part 3

Presenter: Kathleen Cantrell
Monday, March 9 at 1:00p EST

Description: The third and final in a series looking at the first section of the code. Head back and watch the videos of Parts 1 and 2 from the last couple months, then join us to wrap up exploring general procedures and signs.


UEBe Informed: What Is “Standing Alone”?

Presenter: Amy Furman
Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00p EST

Description: We will be going over the Standing Alone Rules, and how to manage it with the rest of the rules regarding contractions and contraction usage.


Braille Bytes: Measure Twice, Cut Once; Helpful Tips for Sizing Graphics

Presenter: Kenneth Witherspoon
Thursday, March 19 at 1:00p EST

Description: When transcribing books in braille, often space is at a premium. This webinar will address space saving techniques for tactile graphics within a braille volume by using Microsoft Word. The correlation between the Microsoft Word centimeter ruler and braille cells will allow for better transcription by preventing unnecessary space gaps inside of a volume.


Braille Bytes: Auto-generate Special Symbols Page in Braille2000V2

Presenter: Beverly North
Tuesday, March 24 at 11:30a EST

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.


UEB GTM: Underlying Rules and Print Symbols

Presenter: Kyle DeJute
Thursday, March 26 at 2:00p EST

Description: We will cover sections 1.2 & 1.3 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM), which deal with “Underlying rules for numbers and letters” and “Print Symbols.” This is the second webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.