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Nature of Work:
Incumbents are responsible for transcribing classroom materials from print to braille. Responsibilities may include adapting images, charts, and related materials following established guidelines; identifying need for use of an outside vendor; format, proof, and bind materials; and ordering materials.
Typical Class Responsibilities:
– Transcribes classroom materials from print to braille; inputs text either by scanning materials or typing into the designated braille software and technology; and formats, proofs, embosses, and binds materials determines whether materials shall be transcribed internally or through an external vendor.
– Creates tactile materials including images, graphs, charts, and maps.
– Adapts small books by adding braille.
– Orders materials including braille textbooks, workbooks, and literature from State Services for the Blind.
– Creates and/or maintains a variety of forms, files, logs, lists, schedules, records, and other related documentation related to assigned program area.
– Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Training and Experience Requirements:
Associate degree (A.S., A.A.) or two year technical certificate in a related program; and 1 year experience.
Literary Certification in Unified English Braille Code
- Applicable principles and practices needed to support blind/visually impaired students;
- Unified English Braille Code and Nemeth Code;
- Applicable tools, equipment, techniques, methods, and materials needed in braille transcription;
- Understanding of blindness/visually impaired and the cultural awareness needed to support those students;
- Competency in English spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
- Competency in Mathematics;
- Customer service principles;
- Recordkeeping principles;
- Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
- Computers and related software applications.
- Using applicable tools and equipment specific to braille transcription and tactile material development (e.g. 6-key Perkins Braillewriter, Braille 2000, Duxbury, and embossers);
- Proofing and providing quality reviews of transcribed materials ensuring accuracy in transcription;
- Providing customer service;
- Preparing and maintaining records;
- Applying local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
- Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.
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