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Contractual Transcribers Needed

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located in Louisville, Kentucky, is the largest producer of accessible materials. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States.

APH is seeking National Library Service (NLS) certified braille transcribers to work on a per-project contract basis. The Accessible Textbook Department (ATIC) has challenging work that may be just right for you!

The APH Accessible Textbook Department (ATIC)

The strategic vision of the Accessible Textbook Department, the textbook division of APH, is to effectively respond to the textbook needs of blind and visually impaired students by delivering custom-produced accessible textbooks in a timely manner. In addition to traditional “hard copy” textbooks, APH provides textbooks through on-demand braille transcription or large print, as well as in electronic media that can be downloaded from a file repository on our website.

Requirements for Transcribers

APH is seeking experienced transcribers, proof-readers and tactile graphic designers to help produce high-quality textbooks.

Because our transcription needs must meet high standards, we evaluate each transcriber’s abilities in order to assign projects best suited to the transcriber’s strengths.

All transcribers are required to have the following qualifications:

We recommend all transcribers take the NBA Braille Formats Course.

To Apply for Contracts

If you are interested in working with the Accessible Textbook Department to provide quality textbooks, please submit the following:

Please send your sample textbook materials to:
American Printing House for the Blind
ATTN: ATIC Director
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

For more information about transcription opportunities, e-mail email hidden; JavaScript is required or call us toll-free at 1-800-223-1839.

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