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Saturday Workshops for Adults And Families 2017

KIDS’ DAY
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free, make reservations by June 9.

Join us for games and activities that help kids learn about individual differences – in this case, people who are blind or have low vision. Since each of us is different from one another, this discussion will allow for questions and answers to become more aware of what it means to be blind. Being more familiar, encourages young people to be at ease with someone who happens to be blind in their classroom. Especially for kids ages 6-12, with parents or other adults.

BRAILLE FOR THE SIGHTED
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free, make reservations by June 16.
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free, make reservations by July 14.

Learn about Louis Braille’s tactile alphabet and practice writing on a braille slate and braillewriter. Advanced students will learn more about braille contractions and whole word signs, as well as a better understanding of the code for music and math. Participants may attend one session, or both! Best for adults and children aged 6 and up.

BARDS & STORYTELLERS
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1-3 pm

Enjoy an afternoon’s entertainment at Bards & Storytellers, our popular arts, folklore, and performance series that celebrates entertainment industry traditions of people with vision loss. This July, meet Mac & Bob, the first really successful country duo, now almost totally forgotten. Mac & Bob met at the Kentucky School for the Blind in 1915, and then embarked on a 35-year career as recording artists and radio stars on WLS’s Barn Dance. Their plaintive close harmony singing and delicate mandolin-guitar backing inspired later better-known country music groups. The program will include an account of the events and forces that shaped their lives. Louisville musicians Tom and Cathy Arnold will perform Mac & Bob’s songs. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. Best for adults and older children.

BARDS & STORYTELLERS
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 1-3 pm

Join us for an afternoon’s entertainment at Bards & Storytellers, our popular arts, folklore, and performance series that celebrates entertainment industry traditions of people with vision loss In addition to the performance, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the personal events and forces and shaped each performer’s career. Past guests include fiddler Michael Cleveland, deaf-blind storyteller Jag Einhorn, folk duo Tom & Cathy Arnold, and singer Terri Gibbs. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. Best for adults and older children.

DISABILITY RIGHTS: WHERE ARE WE NOW?
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1- 3 p.m.

More than 50 million Americans have disabilities – blindness, deafness, physical limitations, and mental limitations. They deserve full access to American opportunity: education and health care, employment, economic power, and political participation. The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1995 established the basic civil rights of people with disabilities, but much remains to be done. What policy changes and practical steps come next? What can we learn from mistakes made in the past? And are the voices of people with disabilities being adequately included in these conversations? Come join in the discussion with our expert panel to answer these questions and more. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. Best for adults and older children.

HALLOWEEN MASKS
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Masks have been a part of many cultures throughout history. They are useful for hiding identities, but also for inciting fear or awe or other emotions. Sighted people tend to depend on the visual for their effects, but textures and shapes can convey emotions as well. Museum staff will guide participants of all ages and abilities as they make scary or friendly Halloween masks and headdresses using tactile materials. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. Best for adults and children age 6 and up.

CODES, CYPHERS, AND SECRET MESSAGES
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

What does braille have in common with Morse code, semaphore, shorthand and ASCII ? They’re all codes. Codes and ciphers have fascinated people for centuries. Spies and governments rely on them, diarists use them to keep their personal writings private, and kids send secret messages to friends. Join us to crack a few codes and to invent our own. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. For adults and children ages 6 and up.

FAMILY DAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Friends and relatives visiting for Thanksgiving? Looking for something uniquely Louisville to show friends and relatives visiting for Thanksgiving? Bring them to APH’s one-of-a-kind museum! Visitors can write their names in braille, see a book from Helen Keller’s Bible, play games and read books designed for children who are blind, and enjoy many other activities in our award-winning museum. See “Denver the Guide Dog,” a Discovery Channel video about how a puppy becomes a dog guide and is matched with a new owner. Holiday goodies and hot cider will be served. For all ages.

HOLIDAY CARD/ORNAMENT FACTORY
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Visit the museum to learn how people who are blind and visually impaired “see” with their fingertips. Then craft your own tactile ornament to decorate your home for the holidays. Make unique holiday cards as well. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. Best for adults and children age 6 and up.