How do those who transcribe materials rate their own accuracy?
Only those personnel who were employed to transcribe print into braille during the 2005-2006 academic year by an independent school district, a regional service center, or the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired were included.
The last section asked them to rate their perceptions of the quality of the materials that they transcribe at their schools.
The survey also collected data about the professional background, including training and certification level, of persons who transcribe instructional materials into braille.
Another question asked the respondents to evaluate how well their training had prepared them to transcribe braille.
More than 90% (n = 91) reported that they often or sometimes used the Perkins braillewriter to transcribe materials.
Like transcribers, braillists transcribe information from a print source into a braille version.
As was found in studies from other states (Correa-Torres & Howell, 2004; Leigh & Barclay, 2000), this finding illustrates that teachers of students with visual impairments often transcribe instructional materials that their students need.
Deputy District Attorney Robert Cohen said Nagamine, who has worked for the district attorney for the past 10 years, not only supervises 16 clerical workers, but also prepares charts for trial deputies and transcribes
last-minute audio tapes - all while handling her secretarial duties.
DNA routinely transcribes mRNA molecules to shuttle its message to the cell's protein-synthesis machinery, which translates the message into proteins.
When DNA transcribes mRNA, the sequence of bases in the DNA leads to a complementary sequence in the mRNA.
To make a protein, a cell transcribes
segments of its DNA into messenger RNA (mRNA), which carries the code to protein-assembling organelles called ribosomes.