March 2023 Webinars

Join us in March for five 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.

Computer Assisted Transcription

What’s eBRF and Why Should I Care?

Presenter: William Freeman, Chair, Computer Assisted Transcription Committee
Date: Monday, March 6th at 3:00p ET

Description: Work continues on a new braille file standard called eBRF or eBraille. This standard will add new features to braille like links for navigation, the inclusion of tactile graphics, and dynamic content. Please join us for a brief overview of this standard and what it will mean for braille transcribers.


Prison Braille Services


Presenter: Connie Stone, Member, Prison Braille Services Committee
Date: Wednesday, March 8th at 12:00p ET

Description: Discussion of invoices that transcribers submit to agencies for services rendered. Various invoice formats that can be used will be addressed.


Unified English Braille Technical

Spacing, Part 2

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, March 9th at 1:00p ET

Description: We will further explore the examples in section 3.1.1 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM), which addresses “spacing in general.” This is the seventeenth webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.


Unified English Braille Literary

Simple Fraction Line vs. Forward Slash

Presenter: Jana Hertz, Member, Unified English Braille Literary Committee
Date: Tuesday, March 21st at 1:00p ET

Description: The simple fraction line and the forward slash are two print symbols that have similar appearances but each has a very different meaning in braille. Join us for this short webinar on their meanings and use.


Tactile Graphics


Presenter: Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
Date: Thursday, March 23rd at 12:30p ET

Description: Guidelines when working with tactiles involving lessons with rulers, protractors, etc. for measurements.