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Reader for the Blind

Reader for the Blind (6677)

Class Specifications – D.10

October, 1979

Series Concept

Same as class concepts.

Class Concepts

Readers for the Blind provide assistance to blind students and/or blind employees by reading aloud from a variety of materials, including reading for recording on tape for use by blind students and/or blind employees; and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents look up and read definitions of words and/or expressions in dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference sources as requested; describe illustrative material, such as pictures, charts, drawings and symbols; and proofread typed materials as needed.

Readers for blind students typically read aloud from reference works and text- books selected by the students and make tape recordings from textual materials for use by blind students. Readers for blind employees typically read aloud from materials related to the employee’s work, including memoranda, reports, files, and mail.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school, preferably with some training or experience in the particular field of study and/or work required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and skills, knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.