Braille Transcriber at Pearson


Pearson is the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

The Braille Transcriber for Pearson Braille Group serves as a key member in braille transcription adhering to the requirements of braille codes and using proper formatting techniques outlined by the Braille Authority of North America. Additionally, this role will support ongoing research into the development of tactile materials used in assessments and will provide assistance, as needed, in support of Pearson programs and services.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Prepare error-free braille test materials for reproduction according to program specifications
  2. Work collaboratively with other braille transcribers in all aspects of braille transcription
  3. Inspect jobs for accuracy prior to submitting for proofreading
  4. Collaborate with proofreaders to resolve code and formatting questions and maintain accurate documentation of decisions
  5. Prepare Test Administrator Materials (e.g., Braille Notes, Special Instructions, Companion Guide) to accompany braille test materials
  6. Maintain accurate project logs and provide regular status updates to program managers
  7. Manage and complete multiple tasks accurately and on-schedule
  8. Follow all company policies, procedures, and business ethics codes

Supervisory Responsibilities


Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/ Mental Demands

  • Frequent use of standard office equipment
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
  • Repetitive hand motions (keyboarding and use of mouse)
  • Light manual labor required which includes the ability to pack, move, pick-up and relocate boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • May work prolonged and irregular hours
  • Work with frequent interruptions
  • Maintain emotional control under pressure

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



High school diploma or GED (required)


  • Library of Congress/National Library Service Literary Braille Certification (within one year from date of hire)
  • National Braille Association Braille Formats Certification (within three years from date of hire)


Minimum of 5 years of intermediate experience using MS Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro

Special Knowledge and Skills

  1. Keyboarding skills
  2. Intermediate proficiency in the use of software packages related to office operations, including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  3. Strong knowledge of the English language including grammar and spelling
  4. Self-starter with the ability to work independently with little to no supervision
  5. Excellent organizational, interpersonal/teamwork, and communication (written and verbal) skills
  6. Keen attention to detail in all aspects of job
  7. Perform all tasks with a sense of urgency

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-TX-Houston

Work Locations :



Job : Publishing

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jun 8, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2102081

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