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Reference Number 20889
Position Title Transcriber
Employment Type Temporary Part Time
Location Parramatta
Hours Per Week 22.50
  • 2 Year contract role
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Excellent Salary packaging benefits
  • Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

    We support more than 27,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 28 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; 30 clinics; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

    An exciting opportunity awaits an experienced Accessible Format Producer to join our team in Parramatta, New South Wales.


    As an Accessible Format Producer at Vision Australia you will: 

    • Transcribe and re-format electronic and written material into a range of accessible formats including braille, large print, tactile diagrams, xml/html, ePub, accessible PDF, DAISY and electronic format using appropriate software and design techniques.
    • Ensure all work is produced and completed within agreed timeframes
    • Ensure that all aspects of production achieve a high standard for clients, and meet all standards/key performance indicators set by Vision Australia
    • Interpret and transcribe visual/graphical material into tactual graphics and/or detailed descriptions using appropriate software and/or other means


    To be successful in this role you will have:

    • Tertiary level or equivalent qualification in a relevant field would be highly regarded.
    • Qualifications in Maths/Science, computing and/or programming languages, such C++ and Java.
    • Experience working with diverse commercial publishing files formats such as ePub 3.
    • Experience with XML/HTML based coding is desirable
    • Experience with graphics and vector based software
    • Experience with OCR applications

    Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

    • Friendly values based working environments
    • Generous salary packaging options
    • Exciting career paths
    • Exceptional professional development opportunities
    • Flexible working arrangements

    We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

    Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

    Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

    Contact Person Melissa Stewart
    Contact Number 0429042359
    Alternate Contact Person Peter Le
    Alternate Contact Number 0293343540
    Closing Date 28/10/2018
    Position Description
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