Job Opportunity – Braille Producer (Auckland)

Experience a heightened sense of reward

To you, a rewarding career is one that brings benefit not only to yourself, but to others as well. Work amongst like-minded professionals in our friendly team providing world-leading services and support for the blind, partially sighted and deafblind.

The accessible format production team at the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind converts print texts into a variety of alternative formats including large print, Braille and accessible multimedia. Creating an accessible format includes interpreting any visual material and writing text equivalents or creating tactile or enlarged images.

We are looking for someone with good text editing and proof-reading skills to train as a Braille producer, converting print text into Braille and creating tactile diagrams. Knowledge of Braille is not essential as full training is provided. However, you will need some experience of tertiary study and a good grounding in Maths or Science to help with the production of textbooks for school students. Experience with computer graphics packages such as Adobe Illustrator would also be an advantage.

Have you always wanted to learn more about Braille? Are you intrigued by how a blind or partially sighted person reads tables and diagrams? Do you like lots of variety and a chance to really make a difference? If you answered yes to all those questions then this could be just the job for you.

To learn more about this position download the job description (.doc, 123kb). To apply please go to job application form. If you are unable to access the website please email or phone our recruitment hotline on 09 355 6913.

Applications close on 15 February 2012

The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind is committed to a policy of EEO and Biculturalism.


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