March 2024 Webinars

Join us this month for these five 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.

Our live webinars and archived recordings have Closed Captioning available for those who would like it. Google Meet provides this for our live webinars and Vimeo provides this service for our hosted recordings. To turn on Closed Captioning, use the button in the tool bar with a “CC” in the square.

Tactile Graphics

GSTG 2022: Unit 1, Criteria for Including a Tactile Graphic

Presenter: Don Winiecki, Chair, Tactile Graphics Committee
Date: Tuesday, March 5th at 12:00p ET

Description: The Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics (GSTG) from the Braille Authority for North America (BANA) contains the official rules for how to include and format tactile graphics. In this webinar we will present and describe the contents of GSTG Unit 1, Criteria for Including a Tactile Graphic. After viewing this webinar you will know the primary rules guiding a decision for including a particular tactile graphic in your transcription.


Prison Braille Services

A Day In the Life of a Prison Braille Transcriber

Presenter: Carri LaGioia, Member, Prison Braille Committee
Date: Monday, March 18th at 12:00p ET

Description: Overall life for a prison braille transcriber is much different from a transcriber who is not incarcerated. This webinar focuses on the daily life of a prison braille transcriber at the Patrick O’Daniel Braille Facility as a new trainee as well as an experienced transcriber.


Computer Assisted Transcription

T- and P-pages in Braille2000

Presenter: Shawn Greiner, Member, Computer Assisted Transcription Committee
Date: Wednesday, March 20th at 1:00p ET

Description: This webinar will cover some shortcuts to preparing t- and p-pages using Braille2000. Proofreaders agree that many errors occur in the t-pages of the first volumes submitted, and then if not corrected they are copied and pasted into the remaining volumes. We will discuss how to use the built-in features of Braille2000 and some SpeedBraille Keys to make preparing t- and p-pages simpler and more efficient. We will focus on techniques in this webinar to minimize t- and p-page errors and make creating these pages headache free.


Unified English Braille Technical

Spatial Calculations Principles

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, March 21st at 1:00p ET

Description: We will study section 4.1 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM). This section covers symbols and foundational principles for spatial calculations (sometimes called spatial arrangements or spatial layouts). This is the twenty-third webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.


Unified English Braille Literary

Putting the Dots in Order

Presenter: Carri LaGioia, Member, Unified English Braille Literary Committee
Date: Monday, March 25th at 12:00p ET

Description: Braille order can be confusing at times! We will look at the steps to take to ensure that the Special Symbols Page you create follows the guidelines outlined in Section 1 of The Rules of Unified English Braille.