September 2022 Webinars

Join us this month for two free webinars to improve your braille transcription knowledge!

Remember that these webinars are entirely free to anyone and don’t require registration. As long as you’ve got 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!

We hope you’ll be able to join us live, but if you can’t, remember that we record all our webinars. Those recordings are housed in the archive, and are available to current NBA members. If you want to watch later, just sign in with your member account, navigate to the skills area you’re looking for, and hit play! If you’re not a member and want access to training videos, checkout this page for more info about membership.

Computer Assisted Transcription

ABBYY Quickscan OCR for Braille 2000

Presenter: Chris Kantorczyk, Member, Computer Assisted Transcription Committee
Date: Wednesday, September 28th at 1:30p ET

Description: This webinar will cover the basics for using ABBYY Quickscan OCR to prepare a document for Braille 2000. We’ll cover how to get started, what software you need, and go over some issues that can come up during the process. After completing the process, you’ll have the best document to start your Braille 2000 transcription. Please join us to learn more!


Unified English Braille Technical

Spacing, Part 1

Presenter: Kyle DeJute, Chair, Unified English Braille Technical Committee
Date: Thursday, September 29th at 1:00p ET

Description: We will explore the first part of section 3.1.1 of the UEB Guidelines for Technical Material (GTM), which addresses “spacing in general” and includes lots of examples. This is the sixteenth webinar in a series examining the GTM one small piece at a time.