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Accessible Braille Textbook Editor II

Job Details

Optional Work from Home
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$21.14 - $28.96 Hourly


The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), a world leader in creating learning solutions and products for children and adults who are blind or low vision, is seeking an Accessible Braille Textbook Editor II. Reporting to the Manager of the Accessible Tests and Textbooks department, the Accessible Braille Textbook Editor II (ABTE II) will work under the daily direction of an experienced Accessible Braille Textbook Editor III. The ABTE II will learn to edit, adapt, and conduct quality control review of textbooks and materials for students who are blind or low vision.

The successful candidate can reside locally in Louisville, KY, or out of state. Occasional travel for onsite meetings is required.



  • Learn to edit and adapt print textbooks into braille to ensure educational integrity for students who are blind or low vision.
  • Learn to guide and direct the correct transcription of textbooks materials into braille by external transcribers, including providing detailed editing and formatting notes for each project, responding in a prompt and informed manner to queries, and serving as a knowledge base for all things pertaining to braille textbooks, technical subject matter, and extensive formatting of complicated materials.
  • Learn the processes and documentation required to deliver completed braille projects to the production team.
  • Learn to conduct quality control reviews of textbooks submitted by external and internal transcribers to ensure compliance with bid specifications, UEB and/or Nemeth Code, BANA transcription guidelines, NBA textbook formatting guidelines, and best practices, with particular emphasis on mathematics and science material.
  • Learn to identify and correct braille errors and related file issues in conjunction with the Production and Quality Assurance teams.
  • Assist in the development of APH textbook editing standards (as directed).
  • Attend professional development conferences, workshops, etc. in the field of blindness and low vision.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Business, Communications, or a related field and/or +3 years’ experience in transcribing braille.
  • Education or previous employment in the blindness field preferred.
  • NLS Certified as Literary Braille Transcriber.
  • Demonstrated ability to attain NBA Formats Certification within agreed upon period between supervisor and employee.
  • Demonstrated ability to attain Nemeth Certification within agreed upon period between supervisor and employee.
  • NFB certification in Literary and Mathematics Braille Proofreading a plus.
  • Ability to learn a variety of braille translation software.
  • Must demonstrate familiarity in basic Microsoft Word skills, including keyboarding, navigation, and archiving skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook), as well as Internet Applications.
  • Excellent grammatical and proofreading skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Amenable to travel for professional development opportunities.



$21.14 - $28.96


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An offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a drug screening test.

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.

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