[Athen] FW: Braille media specialist needed - please help!

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Thu Dec 11 08:42:36 PST 2014

Subject: Braille media specialist needed - please help!

Hi folks,

We are looking for a braille specialist to work here in Atlanta.

If you know someone, or know someone that knows someone, please let me know.

Bob Martinengo

rmartinengo at gmail.com


Publisher Services Coordinator

Thanks for your help - here is the job description:

Braille Media Specialist
Job Purpose: To be a part of a team that effectively helps support our customers in providing braille materials to braille readers. Must be detail-oriented, organized and communicate effectively, fully comprehend and apply braille guidelines and standards as set forth by BANA, and be motivated to make decisions independently in a fast-paced environment committed to completeness and accuracy.
Major Responsibilities:
• Effectively evaluate and quote transcription projects.
• Develop appropriate project specifications and timelines.
• Ensure that vendors have needed information and materials to complete transcription projects.
• Complete transcription projects handled internally.
• Maintain database related inventories and tracking
• Perform other related duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications
• Education: High school diploma or GED Equivalent
• Certifications: NLS Certified Braille Transcriber
• Work Experience: 3 years job related experience
• Skills:
o Must be detail oriented, organized and communicate effectively
o Full understanding of standards as set forth by BANA and how to apply them.
o Must be motivated to make decisions independently in a fast-paced environment committed to completeness and accuracy.
o Familiarity with Braille embossing equipment including embossers, bursters, binders, and thermoform machinery
o Strong working knowledge of at least one relevant braille translation software (Braille 2000, Duxbury, MegaDots, etc.)
o Ability and experience with providing tactile graphics in at least one of the acceptable methods such as collage, swell, or computerized graphics
Preferred Qualifications
• Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
• Preferred Work Experience:
o Experience with at least one software associated with computerized tactile graphics (Corel Draw, Microsoft Word, Adobe, etc.)
o Experience with ABBYY Finereader and Adobe Acrobat Professional or other related document imaging software
o Experience handling college level transcriptions.
o Experience operating high production embossers
• Preferred Certifications: Braille Certification (Nemeth, Music, Proofreading, etc.)



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