Braille Typist

Braille Steno

The tasks a Braille Typist is expected to perform include:

Operating braille typewriter to transcribe reading matter for use by the blind

Reading copy and operating braille typewriter to emboss specially treated paper with various combinations of dots that characterize the braille alphabet, using braille code form

Skilled in transcribing and typing the reading matter into braille

Skilled in using the braille typewriter

Knowledge of the reading problems faced by blind children

Ability to prepare special paper with braille codes

In-depth knowledge of the braille codes

Will be updated





It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, joint pains, back pain etc. if not taken care of

Will be updated

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The Government of India has made education of children with disabilities as an integral part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Children with disabilities are identified and enrolled in general schools to study along with non-disabled children. While general teachers are oriented to the educational needs of these children too, special teachers are appointed at the block levels to work with general classroom teachers and children with disabilities to ensure quality in services. These special teachers should have skills in teaching academic subjects and also in adapting curricular instruction for children with disabilities. In Tamil Nadu alone, more than 70,000 children with disabilities have been admitted into general schools and there is a great demand for special teachers to work at the block levels in every district. Therefore, a career as a Braille Typist has many opportunities in India.

Publishing houses

Special schools/colleges

Cities and towns across India