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DBT Lunch and Learn: Transcribers Notes

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Online

Online - Online, OH Online

This online series of topic specific training is open to anyone who has participated in a DBT training and is using Word and SWIFT to prepare files for DBT. This first Lunch and Learn session will build on previous DBT trainings. Each session goes into a single topic in depth. Any time remaining at the end of each session is open for other questions and troubleshooting. 

This one-hour discussion will focus on the purpose of Transcriber’s Notes (TNs). SWIFT/BANA template has multiple ways to apply TNs formatting, and each serves a different situation. Note: It is helpful to attend this session in preparation for the January session on Tables. 

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DBT Lunch and Learn: Tables

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Online

Online - Online, OH Online

This online series of topic specific training is open to anyone who has participated in a DBT training and is using Word and SWIFT to prepare files for DBT. This is the second Lunch and Learn session and will build on previous DBT trainings. Each session goes into a single topic in depth. Any time remaining at the end of each session is open for other questions and troubleshooting.This one hour discussion will focus on the different braille table formats and how to choose which one to use. 

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MathType and EquatIO Software Training

Monday, January 24, 2022 - Monday, February 14, 2022

Online

Online - Online, OH Online

As part of the BEST Grant’s goals to support the implementation of braille instruction and braille technology, BEST is offering a professional development training focused on MathType and EquatIO software. The instructors will facilitate the session with a hands-on learning platform. The training is open to educators and support staff serving students with visual impairments at no cost.  

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DBT Lunch and Learn: Line Numbered Text

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Online

Online - Online, OH Online

This online series of topic specific training is open to anyone who has participated in a DBT training and is using Word and SWIFT to prepare files for DBT. This is the third Lunch and Learn session and will build on previous DBT trainings. Each session goes into a single topic in depth. Any time remaining at the end of each session is open for other questions and troubleshooting. This one hour discussion will focus on the different braille formatting options for line numbering in poetry and prose.  

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12-Week Blended Braille Course

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Online

Online - Online, OH Online

This 12-week online Basic Braille course will provide an opportunity to improve braille skills, while addressing the needs of students who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblindKnowledge of the braille alphabet is a plus. The course will introduce the braille alphabet, capitalization, paragraphing, punctuation, cardinal numbers, one-cell whole-word contractions, whole-word contractions, part-word contractions, ordinal numbers, whole-word lower sign contractions, part-word lower sign contractions, short-form words, and some formatting. Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read and write with a Perkins Brailler and/or Perky Duck and proofread literary braille materials. 

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