Webinars

Dedicated opportunities for professional learning for school-based braillists or braille transcribers can be difficult to find. The alternate format transcription team delivers and hosts webinars on topics relevant to new and experienced braillists and transcribers who are producing materials on behalf of learners in K-12. These webinars are listed below.

Introduction/Refresher to Duxbury

January 17, 2019 [54 minutes]

This webinar covers a range of introductory topics for school-based braillists and braille transcribers who are new to the Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) program. 

Transcription of Early Educational Materials

April 9, 2021 [2 hours]

This webinar looks closely at the BANA Guidelines for the Transcription of Early Educational Materials from Print to Braille. Lead author Bonnie Read takes us through each guideline in depth. 

UEB Technical - Spatial Arrangement

May 7, 2021 [28 mins]

Join Seema from our team at PRCVI for an overview of spatial arrangement in Unified English Braille transcription, including worked examples. 

OCR for Braille and eText Production

June 4, 2021 [28 mins]

Join Seema from our team at PRCVI for an overview of the use of OCR software (OmniPage) within a braille transcription and/or e-Text production workflow. 

CorelDraw Basics for Creating Tactile Graphics

May 10, 2022 [1 hour, 8 mins]

Seema from our team at PRCVI is back with another webinar - this one focused on the fundamentals of using CorelDraw to produce tactile graphics files. 

Creating Tactile Graphics with CorelDraw Using Macros

May 31, 2022 [1 hour, 45 mins]

Seema returns to take a deeper dive into the use of CorelDraw to produce tactile graphics files using macros. Macro files can be downloaded from our Tactile Graphics page. 

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