GOVERNOR BESHEAR TO PRESENT PROCLAMATION AT AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND

Proclamation is in honor of APH’s 150th anniversary

November 17, 2008

WHO: Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired.

WHAT: Governor Beshear will present a proclamation to honor APH’s 150th Anniversary.

WHERE: The Callahan Museum lobby in the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY.

WHEN: Monday, November 17, 2008, 5:00 p.m.

ABOUT APH:

The American Printing House for the Blind is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States. Under the 1879 Federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the U.S. who are working at less than college level.

APH manufactures textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and computer disc formats. APH also manufactures hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. APH’s fully-accessible website (www.aph.org) features information about products and services, online ordering of products, and free information on a wide variety of blindness-related topics. One popular feature of the site is the Louis Database, a free tool to help locate accessible books available from organizations across the U.S. APH products can be ordered through Louis.

The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, call (502) 895-2405 or log on to www.aph.org.

CONTACTS:

Roberta Williams, (502) 899-2357, email hidden; JavaScript is required
Ali Shaw, (502) 262-8580, email hidden; JavaScript is required
Jennifer Montgomery, (502) 418-6819, email hidden; JavaScript is required

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