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Become A Braille Transcriber!

National Braille Press is excited to announce a 27-week training program, beginning October 28th, 2015, which will prepare students for certification in Unified English Braille (UEB) transcription from the Library of Congress.

We will teach you:

  • To transcribe printed material into braille;
  • To read braille;
  • How tactile graphics are created.
  • This is a perfect career opportunity for people who (1) love reading and books, (2) enjoy learning new computer codes and (3) care about making a living while making a difference. If you enjoy crossword puzzles, word games, playing an instrument, or even writing codes like HTML, you probably have the innate ability to become an excellent transcriber.

    Our best transcribers are: organized and self-supervising; attentive to detail; driven to use computer technology efficiently; fast learners and open to feedback; and eager to get the job done.

    Classes will be held Wednesday evenings, beginning on October 28, 2015, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at National Braille Press. The cost of the 27-week program is $350.

    This course will be team taught by a group of experienced professionals in transcription and proofreading, who, through their work at National Braille Press, promote literacy in all forms of braille production.

    Start a new career and become a provider of braille materials for the blind! Space is limited, so contact us soon!


    Please email Jackie Sheridan at You may also register by phone at 617.266.6160 ext. 442.


    National Braille Press is situated on a lovely tree-lined street near Symphony Hall., at 88 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115 (close to Massachusetts Ave on the Orange Line, and Symphony Hall/Northeastern on the Green Line). Limited parking is available on site. See directions here.

    In the event of inclement weather, NBP will publicize its intent to cancel class via email by 2:00p.m. that afternoon. If Northeastern University has cancelled its classes, National Braille Press will be closed.


    The 27-week course costs $350, payable to National Braille Press. Only $200 is due the first day of class, and the additional $150 will be due in two increments of $75, on 2/3/16 and 3/28/16. You may also elect to pay the full amount on the first day of class. Major credit cards and check accepted.


  • Students who withdraw the first week: 100% refund
  • Students who withdraw within the first four weeks (on or before November 25, 2015): 50% refund (of the full course amount: $175).
  • Withdrawals must be discussed with Jackie Sheridan.

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