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Tactile Graphic Designer - Pearson Braille Services

Pearson

Pearson

Design
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Tactile Graphic Designer for Pearson Braille Services serves as a key member in braille test development adhering to the requirements of braille codes and using proper formatting techniques outlined by the Braille Authority of North America. As part of School Assessment, the person selected for this position will contribute to the success of numerous state testing programs that offer accommodations for students with visual impairments. Additionally, this role will support ongoing research into the development of tactile materials used in assessments and will provide assistance, as needed, in support of Pearson programs and services.

Office is in Houston facility (6550 W Sam Houston Parkway N, Ste 250, Houston, TX 77041).

Starting salary is $24.00/hr with benefits.

Schedule:

Schedule: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM Central Time, 40 hours/week

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare comprehensive, error-free, raised-line tactile graphic representations of print images to be reproduced for use in braille test copies.

  2. Work collaboratively with the senior tactile graphic Designer in all aspects of design modification to ensure the existing print images have been represented appropriately for braille readers.

  3. Inspect jobs for accuracy prior to submitting for proofreading

  4. Collaborate with proofreaders to resolve tactile graphic questions and maintain accurate documentation of decisions

  5. Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of braille skills and tactile graphics equipment

  6. Maintain accurate project logs and provide regular status updates to program leads

  7. Manage and complete multiple tasks accurately and on-schedule

  8. Collaborate with embossing technician to ensure regular and effective maintenance and repair of tactile graphic equipment

  9. Follow all company policies, procedures, and business ethics codes

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/ Mental Demands

  • Frequent use of standard office equipment

  • Prolonged sitting

  • Occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

  • Repetitive hand motions (keyboarding, mouse, Wacom tablet)

  • Light manual labor required which includes the ability to pack, move, pick-up and relocate boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.

  • May work prolonged and irregular hours

  • Work with frequent interruptions

  • Maintain emotional control under pressure

Qualifications:

  1. Education: High school diploma or GED (required)

  2. Experience: Minimum of 3 years intermediate graphic design

Special Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Intermediate proficiency in the use of software packages related to office operations, including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat DC

  2. Advanced proficiency in the use of graphic design software (e.g., CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator)

  3. Working knowledge of UV printers

  4. Self-starter with the ability to work independently with little to no supervision

  5. Excellent organizational, interpersonal/teamwork, and communication (written and verbal) skills

  6. Keen attention to detail in all aspects of job

  7. Perform all tasks with a sense of urgency

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Vocational degree

  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Job: PUBLISHING

Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 13048