May 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

Music Drama

Presenter: Patrick Janson, Vice Chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, May 9th at 1:00p ET

Description: For the last official section of the Music Braille Code as we have worked our way through it, we will discuss music braille for opera, operetta, musical theatre and the like.


Unified English Braille Technical


Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, May 12th at 1:00p ET

Description: We will examine every nook and cranny in section 2.10 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM), which addresses abbreviations. This is the fourteenth webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.


Transcriber and Educator Services

Procurement Procedures and Practices

Presenter: Jana Hertz, Chair, Transcriber and Educator Services Committee
Date: Tuesday, May 24th at 2:30p ET

Description: Looking for textbooks and learning materials for the Fall? This workshop will provide insight on practices used in obtaining textbooks for students who are visually impaired; when to start the process, procedures for obtaining (purchase, loan, production), and organizing your student needs (grade level, medium required, number of copies).


Tactile Graphics

Reproducing Complex Diagrams

Presenter: Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
Date: Thursday, May 26th at 1:00p ET

Description: Temperature Maps can appear to be overwhelming at first sight for a transcriber and even more complicated to reproduce tactually. We will show you how to uncomplicate temperature maps by creating a simple transcriber’s note and by making a complex diagram readable and understandable.