FAMILY DAY OPEN HOUSE AT APH

Public is invited to enjoy hands-on activities in the Museum

November 24, 2008

The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free "Family Day Open House" on Saturday, November 29, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to visit the Louisville landmark, and bring their holiday visitors, to see what the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired has to offer. Visitors can write their names in braille, see the book of Psalms from Helen Keller’s Bible, play a computer game designed for children who are blind, watch the Discovery Channel video "Denver the Guide Dog," and enjoy other activities in the award-winning museum. Visit www.aph.org/musuem, call (502) 899-2365, or e-mail mhudson@aph.org for more information.

About the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind:

The Museum, where visitors experience hands-on history, is open Monday through Saturday. It is located on the second floor of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. Admission is free. Regular hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday. Visitors can write in braille, see the first book embossed for blind readers, play a computer game designed for blind students, and much more. More information at www.aph.org/museum or call (502) 895-2405, ext. 365, weekdays.

About the American Printing House for the Blind:

2008 marks the 150th anniversary of The American Printing House for the Blind, a 501©(3) non-profit organization. APH is the world’s largest company 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 web site (www.aph.org) features information about APH 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:

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