September 2017 Webinars

Following the positive feedback that we’ve been receiving from our members, NBA is continuing to expand our webinar offerings!

We’ll continue to offer our monthly Braille Formats topic on the first Friday of each month, and a rotating topic once per month. But, now we’re adding to that lineup a monthly music braille webinar to assist those of you wanting to learn more about how to transcribe music. Starting with September, we’d like to introduce to you the efforts of our Music Braille Committee to bring yet another free educational opportunity that we’re calling “Music Mondays”.

Plus, we’ve gotten great responses about the paid, extended length webinar options, so be sure to watch for more of those later this year. Below, you’ll find info on two of the three free webinars that we’ll be offering this September and the information you’ll need to be present for the webinars. Remember, attendance for these is entirely free and open to anyone with an internet connection. Space in each webinar is limited, and since there is no pre-registration, attending is on a first come, first serve basis.

Stay tuned to our Facebook where we’ll announce the third webinar taking place toward the end of the month.

Music Monday: Notes and Note Values
Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:30p EST
Presenter: Heidi Lehmann

Description: Based on the newly released Music Braille Code, 2015, the Music Monday webinar series will be an introduction to reading and transcribing music braille. Each month we will delve into a specific topic ranging from accidentals and key signatures to stem signs. This first Music Monday webinar, entitled Notes and Note Values,will focus on the basic mechanics of how printed notes are represented in music braille.


Please join this webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone using the following link. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9350 
Access Code: 461-734-117

Braille Bytes: Making PDF’s Navigable with Bookmarks and Links
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1:00p EST
Presenter: Cindy Olmstead

Description: Discover the methods used by the transcribers at MBTF (Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund) to convert simple PDF documents into robust training tools.  In this workshop, you will learn how to make a PDF document searchable, how to directly reference a section of code through the use of hyperlinks, and more.  By applying the techniques taught in this workshop to your PDF training documents, gone are the days of sifting through pages of code searching for a reference.


Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (786) 535-3119 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9379 
Access Code: 128-426-213