Wall of Tribute: Honor Your Personal Hero While Supporting the Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field draws support from the entire field of blindness. It is housed at the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Kentucky in a portion of an over 80-year-old wing of APH’s 1883 building. The Hall space is filled with special displays of artifacts, photographs, and accessible bas-relief plaques honoring the great names of our profession.

New legends are inducted into the Hall of Fame each year, but you can honor your personal heroes at any time AND support the Hall of Fame by placing a stone in the Wall of Tribute bearing your personal message.

Place a Stone in the Wall of Tribute

Sample stone with APH logo and this engraved text: "Display a logo and honor the rich history of a residential school and its key leadership since its founding"

Three stones of different sizes. The largest stone has the APH logo and this engraved text: "Display a logo and honor the rich history of a residential school and its key leadership since its founding." The medium sized stone has the APH logo and this text: "Name Alumni Groups/Schools f/t Blind or Consumer Groups."  The small stone reads simply "Acknowledge your school or organization."

Close up of artist's rendition of a single stone, showing the braille identifier strip

A 1" x 8" braille identifier strip appears directly beneath each stone. Additional information about the stone will be noted in the print/braille directory.

The Wall of Tribute gives you the opportunity to honor those who have made a difference in your life – be it a spouse or family member, a teacher or other mentor. You may also wish to commemorate an historical figure or special organization.

The Wall of Tribute, located in the Hall of Fame, is made up of inscribed stones with accompanying braille labels placed in beautifully detailed wooden columns.

Five sizes of elegantly inscribed stones are available to be personalized as you choose. All etched stones are eight inches wide and vary in height: three, four, six, eight, and twelve inches. Each etched, high contrast Romanite┬« stone is engraved with half-inch black letters. Organization logos can be accommodated on the eight and twelve inch stones. All deeply etched stones are accompanied by a handsome 8″ x 1″ strip of braille that provides the message of the stone.

Your support is vital in helping us to remember and honor the leaders of our field. All supporters of this wall of tribute will receive a certificate suitable for framing, acknowledging their support.

A column of Tribute Stones at the Hall of Fame

Available Stone Sizes

You may pay for your stone in one full payment or three payments over three years.


Replica Presentation Stone

For an additional $75.00, you may purchase a personal presentation stone similar to your Wall of Tribute stone. This beautiful replica is a wonderful and tangible way to acknowledge the person or group that you have honored. Each replica includes a handsome wood stand.


Wall of Tribute Ordering Information

Hall of Fame, c/o
American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Phone: 502-895-2405
Fax: 502-899-2363
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