APH Press Release

Make Unique Holiday Cards This Year for Loved Ones

Public is invited to free workshop at APH

Louisville, KY (November 9, 2010) – The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free one-of-a-kind holiday card making workshop entitled “Holiday Card Factory” on Saturday, December 4, from 10:00 a.m. until noon for children 1st grade and up, and adults. The winter holiday season can be a delight to the senses: the smell of evergreen trees, the crackle of wrapping paper, the taste of family treats, and the sounds of holiday tunes. Why should your holiday cards be any different? Using tactile materials, APH staff will guide participants as they make unique holiday cards. Families can explore different materials that evoke the spirit of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza, and add a message in braille. This event is free to the public, but space is limited so registration by December 2 is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (502) 899-2213, or e-mail kcarpenter@aph.org, to register. Visit www.aph.org/museum 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:

The American Printing House for the Blind, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 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 digital formats. APH also manufactures hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. APH’s fully-accessible website (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.

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