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Braille Proofreader

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      Are you an excellent Braille reader that enjos reading in your spare time?  Then the Braille proofreader volunteer opportunity is just for you!

      A Braille proofreader reads newly transcribed Braille materials and marks errors in coding, formatting, spelling, etc.  As a volunteer Braille proofreader you can:

      • Work at home on your own schedule
      • Enjoy working independently
      • Learn new things through exposure to a variety of ideas and disciplines
      • Gain satisfaction knowing your skills help blind or print disabled persons

      Requirements

      • Dependability
      • Attention to detail
      • Willingness to learn changes in the Braille code and, in general, to know where information regarding specific errors can be found
      • Willingness to produce clear, polite reports to help transcribers learn from their errors
      • Ability to meet deadlines
      • Acceptance of varied assignments and constructive advice
      • Willingness to make a long term commitment

      It is preferred that Braille proofreaders complete the Braille Proofreading Correspondence Course through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), administered by The National Federation of the Blind (NFB):

      • Transcription lessons can  be graded by a mentor at IDB
      • Proofreading lessons are mailed to the National Federation of the Blind after the transcription course requirements are completed
      • Literary and Braille Proofreader Certifications awarded with successful completion of transcription and proofreading courses

      For information on how to become a Braille proofreader, contact:

      Roxanne Hensley
      515-281-1304
      800-362-2587 (toll-free)
      roxanne.hensley@blind.state.ia.us