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Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs, such as those used for word processing
  • Excellent keyboarding skills
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate understanding of braille.
  • Successful completion of, or willingness to complete a braille transcription training program

General Job Description

  • The braillist/tactile materials specialist for children with visual impairments provides braille embossed materials as determined by the VI teacher and the classroom teacher
  • Major Responsibilities and Duties
  • Supply braille classroom materials for the current and upcoming years, including:
    • textbooks for all subjects
    • teacher-made materials
    • pictorial layouts
    • math and science notations
    • workbooks for all subjects
    • tactile maps and graphs
    • music notation
    • foreign languages
  • Work with students on braille-related activities under the direction of a VI professional
  • Maintain inventory for VI department, including
  • brailled materials
  • ordering and maintaining equipment (and ensuring equipment is in working order)
  • library of braille (tactile) materials
  • Order and maintain the supply of office products
  • Coordinate delivery of brailled (or other tactile) materials to the appropriate schools
  • Supervise clerical assistants, where appropriate, in the areas of:
    • material output
    • professional responsibilities
    • instruction
    • operation of computer systems
    • use of software
    • braille formatting
    • use of brailling equipment
  • Attend workshops/seminars for continuous upgrading of services and equipment
  • Carry out braille basic formatting for literary, foreign language, and Nemeth code rules, except when modifications are requested by VI teacher to accommodate braille reading ability of individual students
  • Remain current in computer technology as it relates to braille production, and interfacing with the student’s braille-related assistive technology

Professional Standards

  • Complete job duties in a timely and effective manner
  • Maintain an organized work area

Evaluation

  • Reports to VI professional.
  • Accurate and timely work to be evaluated by VI professional and special education administrator in accordance with school board policy.