What is the training and certification level of persons who transcribe instructional materials into braille in Texas public schools?
How do those who transcribe materials rate their own accuracy?
Only those personnel who were employed to transcribe print into braille during the 2005-2006 academic year by an independent school district, a regional service center, or the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired were included.
The last section asked them to rate their perceptions of the quality of the materials that they transcribe at their schools.
The survey also collected data about the professional background, including training and certification level, of persons who transcribe instructional materials into braille.
Another question asked the respondents to evaluate how well their training had prepared them to transcribe braille.
More than 90% (n = 91) reported that they often or sometimes used the Perkins braillewriter to transcribe materials.
Like transcribers, braillists transcribe information from a print source into a braille version.