[Ohio-talk] Celebrating the accomplishments of one of our own

Dave Perry daveperry509 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 22:40:37 UTC 2016


Congrats!

Dave Perry,


> On Oct 6, 2016, at 5:01 PM, Rachel Kuntz via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> 
> 
> I want to share some really wonderful news about Lisa Hall, a member of the
> Cincinnati Chapter. On top of her full time responsibilities at Clover nook,
> she managed to study and pass the very rigorous UEB certification program
> through the NFB. Those who know Lisa know that she is truly gifted at her
> job. She once told me that she was part of a team which had to proof the
> Medicare annual guidebook. Earning the UEB certification is no easy task so
> please join me in acknowledging her success. 
> 
> 
> 
> Here are a few comments from Lisa as posted to the Cincinnati email list
> serv:
> 
> On a personal note, I am happy to report that on Monday, October 3, 2016, I
> received a letter from the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan
> Institute Braille Certification Program that I have successfully passed the
> Unified English Braille Proficiency Exam. Since 2004, I have been Braille
> Transcriber under the old code of English Braille American Edition otherwise
> known as literary Braille in the U.S. Now I will have another credential
> added to my certification that I can transcribe any literary material by
> following rules and guidelines written in the Unified English Braille
> codebooks. Since I work for Clovernook Center for the Blind, I primarily do
> braille proofreading in which my responsibility is to be held accountable
> for any mistakes made by a transcriber not following rules written. It is
> wonderful to have a network of transcribers and proofreaders in this state
> and around the country that can provide support when needed. If there is
> something we are not knowledgeable in such areas like Nemeth or scientific
> notation whether it be computer notation, chemistry notation, music
> notation, or textbook formatting, every effort is made to contact National
> Braille Association and/or California Transcribers and Educators for the
> Blind and Visually Impaired to ask questions when in doubt. There is no such
> thing as a stupid question. I can now help others learn the UEB code to
> become Braille Proofreaders or Transcribers. To anyone who is blind or
> sighted, there is a severe shortage of professionals in this area right now.
> This course is rigorous and for those who are still transcribing under the
> old code think very seriously about upgrading their skills. There are
> numerous ways to learn the new code. I will mention some of the ways to
> anyone who is considering doing that. It can be done and it's possible.
> 
> 
> 
> Proudly,
> 
> Rachel R. Kuntz
> 
> Board Member
> 
> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
> 
> 937.245.0547 cell
> 
> <mailto:rachelrkuntz at gmail.com> rachelrkuntz at gmail.com 
> 
> <http://www.nfbohio.org/> www.nfbohio.org
> 
> Live the life you want. Blindness is not what holds you back.
> 
> 
> 
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