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Braille Specialist/Tecnologist Resume


Desired Industry: Education/Teaching/Training SpiderID: 21183
Desired Job Location: any, Ontario Date Posted: 6/3/2008
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: ASAP
Desired Wage: 40,000 +
U.S. Work Authorization: Other
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
A self motivated professional Braillist and educator with a keen desire to explore new technology in the Braille world and eager to use extensive Braille, interpersonal & organizational skills to achieve job demands.


Experience:
Work History:

Sept. 2007 –to date
Job Title: Educational Assistant/Braillist (full-time)
Employer: Hamilton-Wentworth Dist. School Board
Barton Secondary School
Hamilton, ON. Canada

Job Duties: Transcribe, proofread, scan, & emboss Braille materials for a visually impaired student using Kurzweil 3000 & DBT 10.6
Assist students from grade 9-12 in Resource Room.
Photo copying, filing, enlarging print, attending phone calls, binding & performing different duties as required.
Attending IEP meetings, Braille Conferences and associate workshops from the School Board.


2005-2007
Job Title: Educational Assistant (full-time)
Employer: Hamilton Wentworth Dist. School Board
George L. Armstrong School
Hamilton, ON. Canada

Job Duties: (.5) Assist a visually impaired student in a regular classroom setting: transcribe a variety of instructional materials including literary text, Nemeth Code of Mathematics, describe or interpret pictures, graphs, maps, charts; use different software to assist visually impaired student including: Kurzweil 3000 Scanner, DBT, embosser, Dragon Speak, photocopy, printing, Microsoft Word, Braille typewriter, JAWS, Smart Ideas, Star Office, and internet explorer
(.5) Assist down-syndrome student in program activities within the learning environment, encouraging student independence, and providing supportive intervention for students with special social, emotional or behavioral needs through modeling and supporting behavior & augmentative communication strategies (PECS)

2004-2005
Job Title: Supply Educational Assistant
Employer: Hamilton Wentworth Dist. School Board

Job Duties: Worked in almost 30 different schools during a year on-call job. Assisting students with PDD/Autism, Developmental Delays, Down syndrome, ODD, ADHD/ADD, LD, Mild Intellectual Delays, Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments & students with Behavior Exceptionalities.

1996-1999
Job Title: Elementary Teacher
Employer: Mehran Public School (Karachi, Pakistan)

Job Duties: Assisted visually impaired students in grade 5 in a regular class setting by Brailling, Proofreading and evaluating.

Responsible for teaching grade 5 curriculums English, Braille and Urdu.

1990-1991
Job Title: Elementary Teacher
Employer: Federal Grammar School
Karachi, Pakistan.
Job Duties: Worked with visually impaired students teaching technology skills and the use of Braille equipment; proofread and evaluated their assignments.

1999-2000
Job Title: Braille Transcriber & Sign language interpreter
Employer: IDAREAU (a non-profit organization for people with Visual & Verbal Imparities) Karachi, Pakistan
(Note: do you mean the word “impairments” above
Job Duties: Transcribed a variety of literary, textbook and Nemeth Braille materials, proofread and assigned books to braillist volunteers; assisted deaf/hard of hearing students using sign language.


Education:
2008
Specialized Braille Codes (Science & Math)
Braille through Remote Learning
(Online course; under completion)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certificate
Hamilton-Wentworth Dist School Board, ON, Canada

2007
Braille Nemeth Code Certificate
Hadley School for the Blind
Chicago, Ill., USA

2005
Braille Proofreading Certificate
Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2004
Sign Language Certificate
Mohawk College
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2002
Braille Transcriber Certificate
Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1989
Braille Transcriber & Proofreader Certificate (Eng., Urdu & Arabic Braille)
Pakistan Association for the Blind
Karachi, Pakistan

1991-1993
Bachelor of Arts
University of Karachi, Pakistan


Affiliations:
Canadian National Institute for the Blinds
Hamilton-Wentworth Dist. School Board


Skills:
Special Skills:
Expert in using Braille equipment: brailler, DBT 10.6 (70/wpm), Kurzweil 3000, Zoom Text, Braille embosser.
Knowledge of English, Urdu, Arabic and Nemeth Braille
Languages: Urdu, English, Arabic, Punjabi and Hindi


Additional Information:
-Ocasionally does Contract Brailling for School Boards and various organizations.
-Avid proofreader.
-willing to work on challenging big projects.


Reference:
Available upon request.


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