Five more free webinars this month to kick off fall! We’ll be starting a little later in the month than we usually do, so pay extra close attention to the dates this month.

As always, there is no registration or membership necessary to attend. A few minutes before the scheduled start time, anyone can click the link directly below the description to join in.

If you’re not able to attend any of these as they happen live, current NBA Members will be able to watch the recordings found in our Webinars Archive. Now with over 100 instructional braille transcription videos to stream, getting access to the archive has become a favorite member benefit.

Music Braille

Instrumental Bar-Over-Bar Format

Presenter: Patrick Janson, vice chair, Music Braille Committee
Date: Monday, September 14 at 1:00p ET

Description: Bar-over-bar format is used to display music printed in systems of two or more staves. In this webinar, we’ll discuss dividing music between parallels, run-over lines, parallel movement and more.

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Unified English Braille Literary

Abbreviations, Initialisms, and Acronyms

Presenter: Dan Gergen, chair, Unified English Braille Literary Committee
Date: Wednesday, September 16 at 1:00p ET

Description: When it comes to transcribing the wonderful world of abbreviations, you’ll find they are everywhere. Abbreviations are just words or phrases that are shortened. We will discuss ways to recognize the differences between various types of abbreviations and also focus on how they are pronounced which could make it an initialism, an acronym, or both in order to transcribe them correctly in UEB.

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Computer Assisted Transcription

Translation Tricks

Presenter: Melissa Klepper, chair, Computer Assisted Transcription Committee
Date: Tuesday, September 22 at 11:30a ET

Description: We will explore ways to import .rtf files into Braille2000 with a focus on Spanish symbols and language translation.

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Unified English Braille Technical Material

Typeforms

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, chair, Unified English Braille Technical Material Committee
Date: Thursday, September 24 at 1:00p ET

Description: We will cover section 1.5 (and 2.7 by extension) of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM), which addresses typeforms for letters and numbers (italic, bold, etc.). This is the fifth webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.

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Braille Formats

Tables

Presenter: Mitchell Keil, vice chair, Braille Formats/Textbook Committee
Date: Friday, September 25th at 2:00p ET

Description: This discussion will revolve around the decision process for transcribing a table. New examples will be used to reinforce the rules found in Section 11.

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