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!
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Nemeth Code For Math And Science
Placement of Code Switch Indicators in Embedded
Presenter: Lindy Walton, Member, Nemeth Code For Math And Science Committee
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd at 1:00p ET
Description: I will illustrate the preferred method for placing code switch indicators before and after mathematical symbols which are embedded in UEB narrative. This webinar assumes that participants understand when Nemeth rules must be applied in a UEB with Nemeth transcription.
Foreign Language Braille
Overview of BANA’s Guidelines for Braille Transcription of Languages Other Than English
Presenter: Anna Werner, Chair, Foreign Language Braille Committee
Date: Tuesday, October 10th at 12:00p ET
Description: In 2022, BANA published “Guidelines for Braille Transcription of Languages Other Than English,” which replaces the guidelines in “Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Material in UEB” (published 2015). This webinar reviews the new document and discusses what has changed with the new guidelines.
Tables in Stairstep Format
Presenter: Carri LaGioia, Member, Braille Formats/Textbook Committee
Date: Friday, October 27th at 1:00p ET
Description: In this webinar we will go through a step-by-step breakdown of advanced tables in stairstep format. We will also discuss the placement of notes for this format as well as multiple paragraphs within one column.
Transcriber And Educator Services
Breaking Boundaries: Braille on Demand
Presenter: Fae Montoya, Member, Transcriber And Educator Services Committee
Date: Monday, October 30th at 2:00p ET
Description: In the last decade, educators have become more adaptable in their teaching styles, finding and creating worksheets and lesson plans for their class as the year goes on. For a blind student who has their textbooks made months in advance, this often interrupts their access to the classroom. Join this webinar to see how students in Arizona are being given “Braille on Demand”, and how this service allows a student to have their education made just as adaptable (and accessible) as their peers.