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Literacy Volunteers Needed to Type for Children Who are Blind

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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 504 people are interested
Pre-Job Skills Mentor Needed
Help a local lady learn about the modern workplace or volunteer location. Share your talents and skills with someone new!

Up to TEN (10) good typists are needed to help transcribe academic texts, leisure reading and related materials for school-aged children who are blind. Materials will primarily be leisure reading but will range from grade three to high school level and advanced placement text and materials. You will need a library card, access to a computer with word

Interested individuals can work at home or come to BESB's offices in Windsor. Transcribers will work in Microsoft word.
Volunteers who reside in Connecticut and a local to Windsor may have the chance to advance to using Braille software, embossers, and binding equipment.

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue (Main Office), Volunteer Positions are in Most CT Towns, Windsor (Main Office), CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.

Description

Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:

  • Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
  • Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
  • Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
  • Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
  • Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Make Your Own Schedule!
  • You must have access to saving word documents; be an accurate typist and have a library card.

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