Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

National Braille Association Annual Conference

The National Braille Association Annual Conference will be held online November 16-20, 2020.  Sessions will begin each day at 11:00 a.m. Eastern to accommodate those in the Pacific time zone.

Registration is necessary, but the conference will be free.  Learn more.

Conference Program

The program is as follows:

Monday, November 16, 2020

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT -- UEB Literary: Roots, Prefixes, and Modes
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT -- Transcriber and Educator Services: Communication and Collaboration Between Teachers (TVIs), Transcribers, and Paraprofessionals
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT -- Computer-Assisted Transcription: Major Changes in BrailleBlaster Version 2.0
  • 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM EDT -- Foreign Language Braille: Overview of Foreign Language Transcriptions
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT -- Virtual Lobby: Social Hour
 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT -- Nemeth Code for Mathematics and Science: Nemeth and Formats and How They Work Together
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT -- Prison Braille Services: I'm Certified, Now What? A Transcriber's Resource Guide to Success
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT -- UEB Literary: Typeforms
 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT -- Music Braille: Introduction to Music Braille, Part One
  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM EDT -- UEB Technical: Spatial Problems, Rules and Advice for UEB Technical Material
  • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM EDT -- Computer-Assisted Transcription: The Wonderful World of NIMAS
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT -- Braille Formats: The Not-So-Basics of Formatting
 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT -- Prison Braille Services: Transitioning to Independent Success
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT -- Nemeth Code for Mathematics and Science: Best of 'Ask An Expert'
  • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM EDT -- Music Braille: Introduction to Music Braille, Part Two
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDT -- Foreign Language Braille: Foreign Language Formatting
 

Friday, November 20, 2020

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT -- Transcriber and Educator Services: Basics 101 for Paraprofessionals
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT -- UEB Technical: Algebra and Geometry Basics
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT -- Braille Formats: Complications Continued
 

 

Event Date: 

Nov 16, 2020 to Nov 20, 2020