WEBINARS ARCHIVE

We believe training should be available to those who need it, and we know not everyone can afford to travel for conferences. In recent years, the National Braille Association has been providing online training to braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired who want to learn from the comfort of their home or office.

The majority of our webinars are free and open to the public. A few times each month we conduct webinars on an array of topics that last only about 15 minutes each. All the webinars are recorded, and while live attendance is open to the public, current NBA members have full access to the archive of all the free webinars we’ve ever offered.

Paid Replays

The replay videos for the webinars in this section require a purchase. They range in duration from an hour-and-a-half to two-hours. To watch the paid webinar replays, click the link of the title you’re interested in, and you’ll be taken to Vimeo, where the video is hosted. From there, you can set up an account and purchase the webinar replay video with a credit card. You’ll only need to set up an account once, and the video can be downloaded, or streamed as many times as you’d like.

UEB Provisional Guidance Walkthrough - UEB Technical [December 12, 2019]

Nemeth Within UEB Contexts - Nemeth Code for Math and Science [Tuesday, April 23, 2019]

It’s Complicated - Braille Formats [Friday, January 25, 2019]

Testing Our Patience - Nemeth Code for Math and Science [Tuesday, November 13, 2018]

Braille2000 From a Transcriber’s Perspective - Computer Assisted Transcription [Wednesday, November 15, 2017]

Training Videos

The videos listed in this section are all replays of free webinars that we’ve hosted. The replay of these trainings is available only to current NBA members to stream.

To view the archive for each section, click the title of the section you’d like to view. Within the list of available videos, you'll find a link that will take you to the archive of videos within that discipline.

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2020

Formats Friday: Emphasis: To Keep Or Not To Keep – That Is The Question [May 8, 2020]
Formats Friday: A Look At Icons [Friday, April 3, 2020]
Formats Friday: Title Pages [Friday, March 6, 2020]
Formats Friday: Basic Formats Found in Section 1 [Friday, February 7, 2020]
Formats Friday: Pronunciation Keys [Friday, January 10, 2020]

2019

Formats Friday: Edited Text [Friday, December 6, 2019]
Formats Friday: Notes [Friday, October 11, 2019]
Formats Friday: Cartoons [Friday, September 6, 2019]
Formats Friday: Wide Tables [Friday, August 2, 2019]
Formats Friday: An Exercise In Exercise Materials [Friday, July 12, 2019]
Formats Friday: Timelines [Friday, May 3, 2019]
Formats Friday: Emphasis [Friday, April 5, 2019]
Formats Friday: Transcribing Title Pages [Friday, March 1, 2019]
Formats Friday: Material on Facing Pages [Friday, February 1, 2019]
Formats Friday: Alphabetic References [Friday, January 4, 2018]

2018

Formats Friday: Pronunciation [Friday, November 2, 2018]
Formats Friday: Puzzles [Friday, October 5, 2018]
Formats Friday: Grammar Activities [Friday, September 7, 2018]
Formats Friday: Spelling Activities [Friday, July 13, 2018]
Formats Friday: Footnotes [Friday, June 1, 2018]
Formats Friday: Line-Numbered Material [Friday, May 11, 2018]
Formats Friday: Plays [Friday, April 6, 2018]
Formats Friday: Poetry [Friday, March 2, 2018]
Formats Friday: Sidebars [Friday, February 2, 2018]
Formats Friday: Tables [Friday, January 5, 2018]

2017

Formats Friday: Exercise Material [Friday, December 1, 2017]
Formats Friday: Displayed Material [Friday, November 10, 2017]
Formats Friday: Section 8 – Lists [Friday, October 6, 2017]
Formats Friday: Boxes and Blank Lines [Friday, September 8, 2017]
Formats Friday: Illustrations [Friday, August 4, 2017]
Formats Friday: Emphasis [Friday, July 7, 2017]
Formats Friday: Section 4 – Headings [Friday, June 2, 2017]
Formats Friday: Let’s Look at T Pages! [Friday, May 5, 2017]
Formats Friday: Table of Contents [Friday, April 7, 2017]
Print Page Numbers [Friday, January 21, 2017]

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2019

Braille Bytes: BrailleBlaster - In Depth [Tuesday, August 20, 2019]
Braille Bytes: BrailleBlaster - Page Basics [Wednesday, June 19, 2019]
Braille Bytes: Proofreading - A PDF Way [Thursday, April 25, 2019]

2018

Braille Bytes: BrailleBlaster – Math Features and New Document Types [Wednesday, November 28, 2018]
Braille Bytes: Tips for Applying Texture and Line Width to Tactile Graphics within CorelDraw [Tuesday, June 26, 2018]
Braille Bytes: Getting Started With BrailleBlaster [Tuesday, June 19, 2018]
Braille Bytes: CorelDRAW 2017 Macro Installation [Wednesday, January 31, 2018]

2017

Braille Bytes: Page Setups in Swift [Tuesday, November 21, 2017]
Tactile Graphics Macro Demonstration [Monday, June 26, 2017]
DBT Math Codes: Which One Do I Use? [Friday, May 26, 2017]

2016

Time Saving Features in Braille2000 [Friday, December 2, 2016]

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2020

Who's Afraid Of Foreign Language Braille [April 29, 2020]
Overview of Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Materials in UEB [January 8, 2020]

2018

Braille Bytes: Foreign Language Vocabulary/Word Lists [Thursday, July 26, 2018]

2017

Finding the Correct Symbols for Accented Characters [Thursday, December 14, 2017]
Multi-line Brackets in Foreign Text [Friday, April 28, 2017]

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2020

Music Mondays: Bowed String Instruments [Monday, May 18, 2020]
Music Mondays: Instrumental Solos and Ensemble Parts [Monday, April 13, 2020]
Music Mondays: General Procedures and Signs, Part 3 [Monday, March 9, 2020]
Music Mondays: General Procedures and Signs, Part 2 [Monday, February 10, 2020]
Music Mondays: General Procedures and Signs, Part 1 [Monday, January 13, 2020]

2019

Music Mondays: Chord Symbols [Monday, December 9, 2019]
Music Mondays: Nuances and Verbal Expressions, Part 2 [Monday, November 18, 2019]
Music Mondays: Nuances and Verbal Expressions, Part 1 [Monday, October 21, 2019]
Music Mondays: Annotations and Variants [Monday, September 16, 2019]
Music Mondays: Braille Numeral Repeats [Monday, August 12, 2019]
Music Mondays: Braille Full and Part Measure Repeats Part II [Monday, June 10, 2019]
Music Mondays: Braille Full and Part Measure Repeats Part I [Monday, May 13, 2019]
Music Mondays: Print Repeats [Monday, April 15, 2019]
Music Mondays: Ornaments, Part 2 [Monday, March 11, 2019]
Music Mondays: Ornaments, Part 1 [Monday, February 11, 2019]
Music Mondays: Fingerings and Tremolos [Monday, January 14, 2019]

2018

Music Mondays: The Slur, Part 2 [Monday, December 10, 2018]
Music Mondays: The Slur, Part 1 [Monday, November 12, 2018]
Music Mondays: Stem Signs [Monday, October 15, 2018]
Music Mondays: In-Accord and Measure-Division Signs [Monday, September 10, 2018]
Music Mondays: The Tie [Monday, August 6, 2018]
Music Mondays: Intervals, Part 2 [Monday, July 16, 2018]
Music Mondays: Intervals, Part 1 [Monday, June 11, 2018]
Music Mondays: Braille Grouping of Notes, Part 2 [Monday, May 7, 2018]
Music Mondays: Braille Grouping of Notes, Part 1 [Monday, April 16, 2018]
Music Mondays: Meter Indications and Time Devices [Monday, March 12, 2018]
Music Mondays: Accidentals and Key Signatures [Monday, January 8, 2018]

2017

Music Mondays: Rest Signs [Monday, December 11, 2017]
Music Mondays: Clef Signs [Monday, November 13, 2017]
Music Mondays: Where, Oh Where is My Middle C? [Monday, October 2, 2017]
Music Mondays: Notes and Note Values [Monday, September 11, 2017]

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2020

Code Switching Basics and Signs of Omission [Thursday, April 2, 2020]
Formatting Examples from the Guidance [Thursday, February 27, 2020]

2019

Braille Bytes: A Summary of Spatial Problems in Nemeth Code [Tuesday, March 26, 2019]

2018

Braille Bytes: Nemeth Code For Fractions, An Overview [Thursday, March 22, 2018]

2017

Update to the Guidance for Transcription Using Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts. What Has Changed? [Thursday, July 20, 2017]

2016

Calculators and Computer Keys – Click Away! [Friday, July 8, 2016]

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2020

TG Tuesdays: Creating a Tactile-Ready Microsoft Word Document [Tuesday, May 19, 2020]
TG Tuesdays: When To Produce A Tactile Graphic [Tuesday, February 18, 2020]

2019

Braille Bytes: Basic Scientific Graphics [Tuesday, December 17, 2019]
Braille Bytes: Intro to APH Tactile Graphics Image Library [Tuesday, November 12, 2019]
Braille Bytes: Complex Diagrams [Thursday, May 16, 2019]
Braille Bytes: Navigating the Production of Maps [Thursday, January 31, 2019]

2018

Braille Bytes: Picture-Perfect TG’s [Tuesday, October 30, 2018]

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2020

Listservs as a Resource for Transcribers and TVI’s [Tuesday, January 28, 2020]

2019

Braille Bytes: NIMAS Basics For Beginners [Thursday, November 21, 2019]
Braille Bytes: The PALM Initiative – Digital Accessibility [Thursday, October 17, 2019]

2018

Braille Bytes: Textbook/Project Quoting Made Easy [Thursday, April 26, 2018]

2017

Braille Bytes: Making PDF’s Navigable with Bookmarks and Links [Thursday, September 28, 2017]
Digital Literacy in the Classroom: Text to Accessible Media in a Flash [Friday, March 31, 2017]

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2020

UEBe Informed: The DOs and DON’Ts of Typeforms [Wednesday, May 20, 2020]
UEBe Informed: Grade 1 Indicators: A Case of Mistaken Identity [April 15, 2020]
UEBe Informed: What is "Standing Alone?"
UEBe Informed: Section 7.6 Simplified [February 19, 2020]

2019

Braille Bytes: Shapes and Icons [February 28, 2019]

2018

Braille Bytes: Transcriber Defined Braille Characters [Thursday, August 30, 2018]
Braille Bytes: Braille Grouping Indicators [Wednesday, February 28, 2018]

2017

Braille Order [Tuesday, February 28, 2017]

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2020

Format [Thursday, May 21, 2020] 
Underlying Rules and Print Symbols [March 26, 2020]
Spacing [Thursday, January 23, 2020]