Braille Transcriber Volunteer

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Ideal for
Individual
Time Details

The successful volunteer candidate will be enrolled in an 8-month, online, 15 hours per week, certification program. Once the certification is received, an on-going commitment of 15 hours per week volunteering remotely and once a week from the CNIB Foundation’s 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario office (post-pandemic).

Location

CNIB Foundation,1929 Bayview Ave., Toronto ON M4G 3E8

Location Details
Office
Position Description

The Volunteer Braille Transcribers produce high quality Braille documents to support CNIB and its clients. To become a Volunteer Transcriber, the applicant must complete the 8-month Braille Transcription course offered by CNIB (at no cost). This course will require a commitment of 15 hours per week to complete classes and assignments. This intensive course leads to certification in UEB, qualifying a person to transcribe English print materials into contracted braille. 

Benefit of position

Only 5% of published information is available in formats that people who are blind can read, like braille. Because of this, many people with sight loss can’t read their letters, prescriptions, bills, and other printed materials they receive on a day-to-day basis. This volunteer position will make a big impact on the lives of Canadians living with sight loss. If you are looking for a role that relies on strong organizational skills, attention to detail and a team environment then this might be a position for you!

Position Commitment
Long Term
Application and contact information

If you are interested in this position, please send resume to siradh.abdi@cnib.ca with Braille Volunteer in the subject line.

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