Free Class in Braille Transcription!

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This just in…from the Washington Talking Book  and Braille Library (WTBBL):

Braille is 200 Years Old!!!

Louis Braille turned 200 in 2009, and the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) is starting a new transcribing class in 2010!

If you are a perfectionist and love to read, and want to help others read, you could learn to transcribe books into braille!

WTBBL offers a free course in braille transcription in 22 lessons, on Wednesday evenings from January to June 2010. This is a six-month class with weekly computer homework (PC-based software provided).

Classes meet at WTBBL, 2021 9th Avenue (at Lenora) in Seattle. Free parking available during class.

First session on January 6, 2010 begins at 6:00 p.m. All remaining classes are held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, or to register, contact:

David Junius, WTBBL Volunteer Services Coordinator, 206-615-0417 – djunius@secstate.wa.gov – 1-800-542-0866

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4 responses to “Free Class in Braille Transcription!

  1. Hello,

    I am interested in this course but I live in San Antonio Texas.

    Do you know if this course is taught here in San Antonio Texas?

    Thank you for your help.

    vc

    • What equipment would I need to take this course other than a computer? vc

    • Deanna

      Hi Vicki,

      I am so glad you are interested in courses like this! I am copying David Junius, the WTBBL Volunteer Services Coordinator (1-800-542-0866) on this email. He will likely have additional information.

      For further information about this in Texas, I would contact The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. They are located in Austin but should be able to point you in a good direction.
      Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired 1100 W. 45th St.
      Austin, TX 78756
      Switchboard: (512) 454-8631
      http://www.tsbvi.edu/school/contactus.htm

      In San Antonio, it looks like Northwest Vista College used to offer such classes. Although, I can’t find the class currently, they would be a good place to contact as well.
      Northwest Vista College | 3535 N. Ellison Dr. | San Antonio, TX 78251 | (210) 486-4000 http://www.accd.edu/nvc/default.asp

      Finally, I found out that there is a nonprofit organization called “Braille Transcribers of Texas” in San Antonio. They can be found here: http://www.brailletexas.org/ at info@brailletexas.org

      I also thought you might want to check out this article about Braille transcribers:
      http://www.tsbvi.edu/textbooks/afb/transcriber-qa.htm

      This should get you started! If you need more help, please contact us again at refhelp@highline.edu

  2. Thank you so much for the article, this was exactly what I needed to see.

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