Using Word for Duxbury Braille Translation (DBT) Software

Lunch and Learn: Transcribers Notes (TNs)

Dates/Times

December 15, 2020. 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Course Description

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.


Learning Objectives

After this session, you will know how to:

  • When and how to use the TNs paragraph style
  • When and how to use the TNs character style
  • When and how to use the TNs codes
  • How to create your own TNs menu gallery to quickly drop TNs into your files

Prerequisites

Anyone who has participated in a DBT training course and is using Word and SWIFT to prepare files for DBT. Note: It is helpful to attend this session in preparation for the December session on Tables and January session onLine-Numbered text.


Logistics of the Training

This workshop will be presented on-line using Zoom, a platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars

Participants must provide their own computer and software. It is helpful to have a second device (iPad, second screen, etc.) to participate fully, with software on your computer and Zoom on the second device.

A PDF handout will be provided, along with the Zoom meeting ID and passcode, before the session


Instructor

Susan Christensen, DBT Specialist. Email: chrn3292@gmail.com


Contact Hours

1 contact hour will be offered for completion of this session.


Registration