Braille Transcriber at The Ohio State University

Braille Transcriber at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
May 24, 2017
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

Student Life Disability Services is a department that provides academic support services for OSU students with disabilities. The Braille Transcriber is responsible for producing, coordinating, and delivering appropriate braille and tactile image services; transcribes and embosses a broad range of course materials (e.g. textbooks, notes, slides, homework, articles, exams) into Literary and Mathematics Braille, as well as produces associated tactile images; provides training/information and direction to student employee, production staff and additional service providers; self-directs in terms of time management, prioritization of work duties and appropriate responses to constantly evolving concerns and situations, and exhibits great attention to detail; keeps current with all new changes and developments in the field of higher education as applicable to functions assigned, with an emphasis in braille and tactile image production.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution; Library of Congress certification in Literary Braille Transcribing and Proofreading; Library of Congress certification in Mathematics Braille Transcribing and Proofreading (Nemeth Code and Science Notation); 1 to 2 years’ experience creating and troubleshooting accurate accessible electronic text, tactile materials, and braille (Literary and Mathematics).


Significant experience producing accurate Literary and Mathematics Braille documents and associated tactile images at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in advanced STEM subjects, including but not limited to math, economics, statistics, and chemistry, as well as Foreign Languages; experience in transcribing Unified English Braille (UEB); certification in Orientation and Mobility; strong written and verbal communication skills.

Required Experience

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.