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SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Service for the Blind has a need of Bahá'í volunteers [non-paying] who live in the United States to help in the following areas:

 

BRAILLE PROOFREADERS

            We have a need for Bahá'ís  to proofread books in Braille.  You do not need to be a certified proofreader, but you need to have a good knowledge of the  Braille code and be a proficient Braille reader. You should be able to devote an average of 2 – 3 accumlative hours a week to this work.  If you would like to offer your services, please contact us and tell us about yourself and your ability to offer time for this work, how long you have been reading Braille, etc.


SIGHTED BRAILLE PROCESSORS
            We need sighted Bahá'ís who know or are willing to learn Braille (it is read "visually") to help prepare books in Braille. We scan books into a computer file and then import it into a Braille translation program.  The file must be put into correct Braille formats and generally checked for translation errors.  You would be working with both the print and Braille files.  You should be able to devote at least 2 – 4 accumlative hours a week to this work.  A correspondence course for learning the Braille code system is given through the Bahá'í Service for the Blind. We will provide a Brailler and paper.

 

READERS
           

          We have a need for persons to record materials.  All recording work is to be done digitally usually using a recording program on computer.  The completed recording would be converted to mp3 format and either uploaded via internet or sent on a flash drive.  Volunteers should expect to spend at least two hours a week doing this work.

          We also have a need for individuals who would like to work on editing recordings.  This requires listening to a recording and removing errors, inserting spaces, etc.  Volunteers should expect to spend at least two hours a week doing this work.

Anyone interested should contact us: BahaiService@aol.com  for further information.