In October, we’ll be hosting our 2018 Professional Development Conference in Detroit, and we hope many of you will be joining us. We know that travel costs and time commitments for the conference isn’t workable for everyone, and that’s why we’ve been expanding our web-based learning opportunities.

This month, we’ll continue to offer our three 15-minute length webinars at no cost. These are open to anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world. Our monthly Formats Friday webinar focuses on the newest Braille Formats code, while our Music Monday webinar offers music transcribers a look into the Music Braille code. Our third webinar, which we’ve nicknamed Braille Bytes, offers a different rotating topic each month–this month we’ll be discussing Tactile Graphics.

The webinars are offered on a first come, first serve basis. There is no need to register in advance. Simply join in by using the links below, a few minutes before start time.


Formats Friday – Puzzles
Presenter: Cindi Laurent
Friday, October 5 at 1:00p EST

Description: Textbooks can be very puzzling.  How do we accurately and carefully present puzzles and codes to our braille readers?  We will look at several different types of print materials and talk about the guidelines pertaining to each type.

TO JOIN

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/705818997 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 
Access Code: 705-818-997


Music Monday – Stem Signs
Presenter: Kathleen Cantrell
Monday, October 15 at 1:0op EST

Description: During last month’s Music Monday webinar, we learned about using in-accords to show different simultaneous rhythms. Sometimes it’s very difficult or not possible to use in-accords, so we can use stem signs instead. Join us to learn how stem signs are shown in braille!

TO JOIN

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/617840453 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Access Code: 617-840-453


Braille Bytes – Picture-Perfect TG’s!
Presenter: Saul Garza
Tuesday, October 30 at 11:00a EST

Description: This webinar discusses design principles and application of braille code for tactile graphic production. Topics include TG placement, alignment, conversion etc.

TO JOIN

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/712336581 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Access Code: 712-336-581