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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

803 W Wells StCentral Library BldgMilwaukee, WI 53233

About

Description:

Enjoy the challenge of transforming print diagrams, maps, and other graphic images into tactile-ready graphics for children and adults with print disabilities. With your help, children and adults can have access to a world of graphical information.

Adapt a variety of print graphics, such as mathematical diagrams, floor charts, maps, bar graphs and other educational materials, using graphics software on a computer. Many assignments may have tight deadlines so that students can receive their school assignments at the same time as their sighted peers. It's a perfect opportunity for retirees or persons with time to volunteer from home.

Requirements:
  • Must own a computer and be computer literate.
  • Must be willing to download and install, and able to learn a vector graphics program.
  • Must be willing and able to learn the specific challenges of adapting visual materials into tactile diagrams.
  • A good understanding of high school level mathematics.
  • A good knowledge of the English language.
  • Attention to detail and a "perfectionist" attitude.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Able to complete training.
  • Willingness to pursue advanced training.
  • Long-term commitment (at least 12 months).
Time Commitment:

This is an ongoing and long-term commitment. We ask a minimum of 5 hours per week, ongoing, with more time required during training.

Training:

Basic Training will be provided by an ABLE staff member. Additional training opportunities and possible certification will also be offered. An 8-10 hour per week commitment for study and completion of homework assignments is necessary. A commitment to ABLE after training is an expectation.

Location:

At home or in the Central Library Building in downtown Milwaukee.

Skills

  • Mathematics
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • STEM
  • Internet Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
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