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Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma
  2. Knowledge of DOS, Windows and/or computer operating system
  3. Excellent keyboarding skills
  4. Ability to learn and demonstrate understanding of braille

Reports to:

VI teacher

Job Goal:

Assist the teacher of students with visual impairments in the provision of brailled and other adapted materials.

Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare adapted materials in a timely fashion as needed by students and VI teacher
  2. Participate in professional development opportunities to advance braille skills beyond basic levels. This may include participation in the braille program offered by the National Library Service
  3. Provide adapted materials utilizing a variety of techniques, including recorded texts, tactile graphics, and braille
  4. Operate, and assist students in the operation and maintenance of specialized equipment such as braillers, keyboarding equipment, electronic scanners, and personal computers
  5. Consult with classroom teachers to provide accurate and appropriate adapted materials
  6. Work independently
  7. Carry out basic braille formatting for literacy, foreign language, and Nemeth code rules, except when modifications are requested by the VI teacher to accommodate braille reading ability of individual students
  8. Interline student brailled materials
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to produce special braille formats
  10. Provide braille output with a variety of braille systems, including braille translation software or comparable electronic rapid braille production systems, and braillewriters
  11. Order and maintain inventory of equipment and VI program materials

Evaluation:

  1. Accurate and timely work to be evaluated by VI professional and special education administration in accordance with school board policy
  2. Maintain an organized work area