May 2024 Webinars

Join us this month for these four 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 Unit 2, Design Principles

Presenter: Don Winiecki, Chair, Tactile Graphics Committee
Date: Monday, May 6th at 12:00p ET

Description: Unit 2 of the Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics (GSTG) includes “design principles” that give us general directions when we start the process of converting print graphics to tactile graphics. After participating in this webinar, you will have a good basis for getting started, and some examples that illustrate fundamentals of these design principles.


Transcriber And Educator Services

Growing Together

Presenter: Desiree Bailey, Member, Transcriber and Educator Services Committee
Date: Thursday, May 9th at 2:00p ET

Description: This webinar is a narrative of how a brand new para can grow professionally while supporting a student with a visual impairment. This story will show what inclusion support looks like when educators and students grow together.


Music Braille

Preliminary Pages of Music Transcriptions

Presenter: Patrick Janson, Vice Chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, May 20th at 1:00p ET

Description: In this webinar, we will discuss preliminary pages of various music transcriptions, be they music scores, choral or instrumental parts, or music textbooks.


Unified English Braille Technical

Spatial Addition and Subtraction

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, May 23rd at 1:00p ET

Description: We will start from section 4.1.1 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM). This section is titled “Addition or subtraction,” and it includes one problem as an example. In this webinar, we will provide a collection of related examples, including problems with “borrowing” and “carrying.” This is the twenty-fourth webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.