Saturday Workshops for Adults And Families
Summer 2015 Film Festival
This summer we are screening three recent documentaries about blindness. Admission is free, but registration is required. Each movie features plenty of traditional theater treats, is presented with audio description for the blind, and is followed by a moderated discussion. Admission is free, but space is limited so registrations are required. Call 502-899-2213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Best for older children and adults.
August 22, 12:30-2:30 BLINDSIGHT (2006)
Blindsight relates how six Tibetan teenagers, all blind, reached the 23,000 summit of Mount Lhakpa Ri, practically next door to Everest, with their teacher, a blind educator and adventurer who established the first school for the blind in Tibet, and their guide, blind mountaineer and adventurer Eric Weihenmeyer. It is also about the challenges of being blind, the important of building confidence in young people, and the clash of Western and Tibetan notions of success.
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 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@example.com to register. For adults and children age 5 and up.
RECLAIMING THE DREAM: THE STORY OF REHABILITATION FOR BLINDED VETERANS
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1 - 3 p.m.
Our Veterans Day program honors the thousands of American soldiers, sailors, and airmen who returned home from their service with damaged vision. These young men and women pioneered techniques for "foot travel" that made it possible for blind people everywhere to break barriers and achieve their aspirations. The program explores the birth of modern rehabilitation, the origins of orientation and mobility, a screening of the classic 1953 documentary "The Long Cane," and the personal stories of recent graduates of V.A. programs. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Best for older children and adults.
FAMILY DAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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 this 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 FACTORY
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 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@example.com to register. For adults and children age 5 and up.