[Athen] FW: APH POSITION: Tactile Graphics Designer

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Thu Jun 21 12:28:05 PDT 2012

APH Logo June 20, 2012

Tactile Graphics Designer

This position is in the Accessible Textbooks Department, under the immediate
supervision of the Director.


1. Develops, modifies and implements tactile graphics styles, standards
according to contract specifications.

2. Maintains a storage and catalog system, including global library, for
electronic graphics. (Tactile Graphic Image Library)

3. Quality reviews and repairs tactile graphic designs.

4. Assists in the design of training plan and program for training
tactile graphics artists; both inside and outside APH.


1. Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design preferred, however candidate
with a Bachelor's degree in liberal arts, fine arts or humanities is
acceptable provided the candidate has verifiable experience in graphic

2. Three to four years of experience as graphic designer.

3. Substantive experience in developing tactile graphics for students who
are blind or visually impaired highly preferred. Otherwise successful
candidate must be capable of quickly learning braille codes, formatting and
Braille translation software, etc.

4. Ability to communicate effectively an understanding of the difference
between visual and tactual perceptions.

5. Strong writing, word processing, and database management skills

6. Demonstrated or verifiable training in the use of computer drawing
software (e.g., CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand) required.

7. Demonstrated experience in collage tooling, microcapsule paper, and
computer generated graphics.

8. Excellent communication and presentation skills required.

9. Special Requirement: Must be able to submit three samples of
original tactile graphic design or work upon request.


Pay Grade: 7 Minimum: $18.75 Midpoint:

To apply please submit cover letter & resume to hrassistant at aph.org or mail
to Attn: Human Resources Department, American Printing House for the Blind,
1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206.

APH IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. An offer of employment is conditioned upon
successfully passing a drug screening test.

We encourage all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, color,
ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, place of birth, or disability, as defined by applicable law.
EEO/AA Employer.

HRLZ 4/2/12


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