APH Press Release

Museum Hosts Free Workshop: Crafting Tactile Valentines

Louisville, KY (January 31, 2013) – The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will offer an opportunity to learn about the tools and techniques to make valentine cards and gifts that appeal to the sense of touch.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations must be made by February 7 by calling (502) 899-2213 or sending an email to kcarpenter@aph.org

The event will take place Saturday, February 9, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Participants will leave with two completed projects and enough knowledge to make many more. Our artist-instructor for this event is Patrice Will, teaching artist for VSA Arts of Kentucky.

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, see a piano used by Stevie Wonder when he was a student at Michigan School for the Blind, 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.

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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