APH Career Opportunity: Braille Translation Trainee

Braille is a system of touch reading for the blind which employs six (6) dots evenly arranged in spaces or cells. Trainees will learn to convert printed materials into braille. The Braille Translation Trainee, an employee of the Braille Improvement Program, will participate in a training class that will result in National Library Service (NLS) Literary Braille certification. Trainees will learn to use publisher files, braille translation software and other braille translation skills for the purpose of providing these materials to the blind and visually impaired. Upon completion of the training program, the Trainee will transfer into the Transcriptionist I job classification in the Braille Pre-Production Department and will become a member of the Teamsters union.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Through classroom training and independent study, the Trainee will progress through 20 lessons to learn literary braille. Upon completion of these Lessons, the Trainee will submit a manuscript for grading and ultimately earn NLS Literary Braille Certification.
  2. The Trainee will learn conversion software, as well as other types of software to convert printed text to Braille.
  3. The Trainee will submit completed braille translations for review.
  4. The Trainee will job shadow in the Braille Pre-Production Department.
  5. It is expected that the Trainee will also study for and achieve other braille certifications.

Education, Training & Experience Requirements:

Physical and Environmental Concerns

Job requires long hours of sitting, repetitive hand-wrist movement, and constant viewing of computer screen. Occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds.


7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday (with every other Friday off)

Please apply online.

APH is a DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. An offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a drug screening test and background check.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status.EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer.

Posted: January 24, 2017

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