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Accessible Braille Textbook Editor III

Job Details

Optional Work from Home
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$23.35 - $32.37 Hourly


Accessible Braille Textbook Editor III

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 III. Reporting to the Accessible Tests and Textbooks Department Manager, this position is responsible for editing, adapting, and conducting 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.



  • Edit and adapt print textbooks into braille to ensure educational integrity for students who are blind or low vision.
  • Lead 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.
  • Ensures all external projects maintain an agreed-upon timeframe for submission and completion of each textbook project.
  • Conducts the quality control review 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.
  • Deliver clear and constructive critiques to external transcribers to ensure ongoing compliance with all pertinent codes and formatting guidelines.
  • Creation and processing of all documentation to ensure timely delivery of completed braille projects to the production team.
  • In partnership with the Production and Quality Assurance teams, identify and correct braille errors and related file issues as they might arise.
  • Assists in the development of APH textbook editing standards.
  • Remain current in all developments related to the transcription of braille materials, including braille code updates, formatting updates, and the introduction of new technologies for braille transcription.
  • Attends professional development conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Business, Communications, or a related field and +4 years’ experience in transcribing textbooks and materials for K-12 students.
  • Education or previous employment in the blindness field preferred.
  • NLS Certified as Literary Braille Transcriber UEB Certification or Letter of Proficiency preferred, with the understanding the LOP must be obtained within six months of hire.
  • NBA Formats Certified or documented proof of course completion required.
  • NLS Certified as Nemeth Transcriber or four years' experience transcribing math and science notation preferred, with the understanding that NLS certification must be obtained within two years of hire.
  • NFB Certification in Literary and Mathematics Braille Proofreading a plus.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of at least one braille translation software and the ability to learn others required.
  • Excellent grammatical and proofreading skills required.
  • Must have strong Microsoft Word skills, including excellent keyboarding, navigation, and archiving skills.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
  • Amenable to travel for professional development opportunities .



$23.35 - $32.37


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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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