November 2023 Webinars

Join us this month for these three 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.

Music Braille

Approaching Choral Music

Presenter: Patrick Janson, Vice Chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, November 13th at 1:00p ET

Description: So, you’ve been hired to transcribe seven choral pieces for “Alto 1 parts and any solos you find.” We’ll discuss how to approach this request: finding the lyrics online (so you don’t have to type them), where to place the solos, etc. What if they ask you to add body percussion parts? We’ll discuss this and more!


Prison Braille Services

Acquiring a Social Security Card and the Benefits the Card Provides

Presenter: John Romeo, Chair, Prison Braille Services Committee
Date: Thursday, November 16th at 12:00p ET

Description: Reintegration into society after involvement with the corrections system can be a challenging and daunting journey. One crucial step towards building a stable, secure future is obtaining a Social Security card. In this webinar, we will explore the significance of this essential document and the benefits it can offer to individuals transitioning away from corrections.


Unified English Braille Technical

Positive and Negative Numbers

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, November 30th at 1:00p ET

Description: We will explore section 3.3 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM), and we will answer the questions, “How do we transcribe positive and negative numbers?” and “How do we deal with a plus or minus sign in a superscript position?” This is the twenty-first webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.