Public Invited to Louis Braille’s 200th Birthday Celebration

December 23, 2008

The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free event on Saturday, January 3rd, 2008 from 12:30-3:00 p.m. at the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind.

Louis is turning 200 and we’re celebrating with all things French! Come to the museum on Saturday, January 3 from 12:30-3:00 p.m. to explore the tastes, sights, and sounds of Louis Braille’s Paris home. Experts on Braille’s life, and the music, food, and fashion of France in the 1820s will share some of the influences that helped shape this boy genius and hero of book lovers everywhere.

The event is free, but registration is required. Call 899-2365 by January 2 to register.

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ABOUT APH:

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. To watch a video about APH, visit the YouTube site: http://youtube.com/user/aphftb

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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