May 2023 Webinars

Join us in May for three 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.

Transcriber And Educator Services

Introduction to the Braille Buzz

Presenter(s): Jesse Roan, Guest Presenter, Transcriber and Educator Services Committee and Jenny Wheeler, Member, Transcriber and Educator Services Committee
Date: Wednesday, May 17th at 1:00p ET

Description: Learn about the Braille Buzz! The Braille Buzz is an instructional tool for early braille learners that fun audio feedback to promote learning. We will explore the device and learn the 3 modes of play: Phonics mode, Keyboard mode, and Letters mode.


Unified English Braille Technical

Spacing Exceptions

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, May 18th at 1:00p ET

Description: We will explore sections 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM), which address a spacing exception for purposes of instruction and a spacing exception for clarity, respectively. This is the eighteenth webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.


Music Braille Committee

Instrumental Fingering Charts

Presenter: Patrick Janson, Vice Chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, May 22nd at 1:00p ET

Description: In all method books for instruments, there are fingering charts that can cause challenges for the music braille transcriber. In this webinar, we’ll go over ways to tackle these charts for winds, brass, strings and more.