October 2020 Webinars
In November we’ll be hosting our 2020 Professional Development Conference virtually, so we won’t be doing any webinars in November. If you’re among those who try and get to as many of our webinars as possible, make sure you keep this list of the ones we’re doing in October handy!
Remember: there is no registration necessary to attend these webinars live, and there’s no cost. Attendance is made available to anyone in the world with an internet connection who wants to join in. Just simply click the link a few minutes before start time!
We record all of these webinars and make them available in a video archive on our website. Access to that archive is available to current NBA Members, so if you can’t make the live webinar but really want to see the training, consider becoming a member!
The Minus Symbol
Presenter: Kyle DeJute, member, Nemeth Code For Mathematics And Science Committee
Date: Thursday, October 1 at 1:00p ET
Description: The delightful little minus. What are its rules? Does it have to be in Nemeth Code switch indicators? What is the deal with ions? A minus may be negative, but we will keep a positive attitude as we talk all about the minus symbol.
Graphic Novels, Marching Together
Presenter: Randy Davis, chair, Braille Formats/Textbook Committee
Date: Friday, October 2 at 1:00p ET
Description: Graphic novels can be quite visual and have formatting specific for its uniqueness. We will march through these specific formats together!
Computer Assisted Transcription
Presenter: Melissa Klepper, chair, Computer Assisted Transcription Committee
Date: Tuesday, October 6 at 11:30a ET
Description: We will explore ways to import .rtf files into Braille2000 with a focus on Spanish symbols and language translation.
(This webinar was originally scheduled for September, but had to be cancelled. This is a re-scheduled date for the same webinar.)
Keyboard Instruments, Part 1
Presenter: Kathleen Cantrell, chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, October 19 at 1:00p ET
Description: In this webinar we will delve into Section 29 and learn how to transcribe music printed on more than one staff for piano, organ, and other keyboard instruments.
Web Addresses: The Basics
Presenter: Amy Furman, vice chair, Unified English Braille – Literary Committee
Date: Wednesday, October 21 at 1:00p ET
Description: In this webinar we will go over the basics of web addresses in a Literary context. This is the first in our series on Web Addresses, we will go over symbols, spacing, typeforms, and some basic web addresses.
Transcriber and Educator Services
Transcriber Hack #401 – Transforming Protected PDFs
Presenter: Jana Hertz, chair, Transcriber and Educator Services Committee
Date: Monday, October 26 at 1:00p ET
Description: The is the first in a series of helpful hacks for transcribers. In ‘Transforming Protected PDFs’ we will be showing how to make a protected PDF usable for braille input.
Foreign Language Braille
Transcribing German Materials
Presenter: Patrick Janson, chair, Foreign Language Braille Committee
Date: Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00p ET
Description: In this webinar we’ll discuss German language materials and look at the numerous appearances of the umlaut and the unique es-zett.