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Learning braille? Join us on these weekly calls as the group discusses various topics and issues related to reading and writing braille. The last session of each month is an open question-and-answer session.

Learning braille? Join us on these weekly calls as the group discusses various topics and issues related to reading and writing braille. The last session of each month is an open question-and-answer session.

Location:

United States

Description:

Learning braille? Join us on these weekly calls as the group discusses various topics and issues related to reading and writing braille. The last session of each month is an open question-and-answer session.

Language:

English

Contact:

8477842869


Episodes

Question and Answer Session 14

5/28/2020
This week's discussion was an open-ended question and answer session.

Duration:00:50:01

Living Together and Using Braille

5/21/2020
Rick and Carol shared their stories and experiences with using braille in their domestic and professional lives.

Duration:00:56:26

The Basics of Duxbury, a Braille Transcribing Software

5/14/2020
Hadley practice leader Charmaine Martin explained how a print file is electronically transcribed using Duxbury and also outlined its basic commands.

Duration:00:51:47

The Helen Keller Archive: From AFB to APH

5/7/2020
Michael Hudson, Director of the APH Museum, gave details on the transfer of the Helen Keller Archive from the American Foundation for the Blind to the American Printing House in Louisville, KY and also shared information on these archives.

Duration:00:56:41

Question and Answer Session 13

4/30/2020
This week's discussion was an open-ended question and answer session.

Duration:00:37:22

Using Braille on a Daily Basis

4/23/2020
Brian Mackie, an independent living skills/assistive technology specialist in Canada, outlined the significance of continually using braille on a regular basis.

Duration:00:54:18

Braille Services in Nigeria

4/16/2020
Embracing Braille group member Binaebi Tamunosisi Mac Pepple outlined various braille services available in her country, Nigeria.

Duration:00:39:33

What's So Stylish About a Slate and Stylus?

4/9/2020
Hadley Learning Expert Elyse Heinrich discussed the importance of using a slate and stylus, and covered a range of slates and styli available for use.

The Benefits of Reading Braille for Fun

4/2/2020
Hadley Learning Expert Debbie Siegel talked on the significance of reading braille during your leisure times and also enlightened us about Hadley's annual braille reading contest.

Duration:00:36:43

Question and Answer Session 12

3/26/2020
This week's discussion was an open-ended question and answer session. We also discussed Hadley's Braille Pen Pal Program.

Duration:00:37:58

Using Braille at Work

3/19/2020
Cheryl Orgas, Executive Director at ABLE (Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement), shared her experience with using braille at work.

Duration:00:57:29

The Importance of Proofreading While Learning Braille

3/12/2020
Hadley Learning Expert Pam Bortz joined us this week to share tips and tricks for accurately proofreading your braille work.

Duration:00:55:04

Marrakesh Treaty

3/5/2020
Attorney Scott LaBarre presented on the Marrakesh Treaty and how this international treaty allows for copyright exceptions to reproduce braille materials from print.

Duration:00:56:24

Question and Answer Session 11

2/27/2020
This week's discussion was an open-ended question and answer session. Topics included slate and stylus tips.

Duration:00:30:20

30 Years of Braille Proofreading

2/20/2020
Donald Dawes, former proofreader at National Braille Press, discussed the significance of proofreading braille assignments and share his 30 years of proofreading experience.

Duration:00:50:43

Touch and Go

2/13/2020
Rabih Dow, Director of Advocacy and Outreach at Guide Dogs for the Blind, shared his experience with using braille at home and at work.

Duration:00:44:40

The Roles of ICEB and BANA

2/6/2020
Jennifer Dunnam, former president of the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) and Manager of Braille Programs at NLS, outlined the progress leading to the transition from EBAE to UEB.

Duration:00:57:50

Question and Answer Session 10

1/30/2020
This week's discussion was an open-ended question and answer session. We discussed the numeric indicator, other braille symbols, and more.

Duration:00:38:43

Braille and Technology

1/23/2020
Hadley Practice Leader and assistive technology expert Ricky Enger presented on braille displays, note takers and more.

Duration:01:05:08

The Role of NLS in Promoting Braille

1/16/2020
Karen Keninger, Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled presented on the role of NLS in promoting the use of braille.

Duration:00:59:28