March 2022 Webinars

Join us this month for a few 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.

Music Braille

Chord Symbols with Lyrics

Presenter: Patrick Janson, Vice Chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, March 7th at 1:00p ET

Description: A continuation from last month about the complexities of aligning chord symbols (Cm, D7, etc.) with lyrics.


Prison Braille Services

Resume Writing Tips

Presenter: Nancy Raspiller, Chair, Prison Braille Services Committee
Date: Tuesday, March 8th at 11:00a ET

Description: This webinar will discuss the dos and don’ts of writing a resume for individuals that are transitioning from a prison braille program.


Unified English Braille Technical

Ancient Numeration Systems & Hexadecimal Numbers

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, March 17th at 1:00p ET

Description: Sections 2.8 and 2.9 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM) address “ancient numeration systems” and “hexadecimal numbers.” The sections provide philosophies for transcribing non-traditional number and math systems. We will clearly explain those philosophies and look at a collection of examples putting them into practice. This is the thirteenth webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.


Computer Assisted Transcription

What’s Different in BrailleBlaster V2

Presenter: William Freeman, Chair, Computer Assisted Transcription Committee
Date: Thursday, March 24th at 2:00p ET

Description: This short webinar highlights what’s different about BrailleBlaster V2 when compared to V1. We’ll go over why the changes were made, the focus for future updates, and how folks can get involved in making BrailleBlaster better.