APH Press Release

National VisionServe Alliance Visits American Printing House for the Blind
Official Churchill Downs Bugler Opens Session with “Call to the Post”

April 28, Louisville, KY – 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, was co-host to VisonServe Alliance’s spring meeting. Sixty Executive Directors/CEOs representing nonprofits that provide services to people with vision loss spent the first full day of the conference at APH on Frankfort Avenue. They were treated to a uniquely Louisville moment to start the program: Steve Buttleman, official bugler of Churchill Downs inaugurated the opening session by playing a rousing "Call to the Post" and "My Old Kentucky Home."

See the video of Mr. Buttleman and conference participants. VisionServe Alliance meets at APH, hears Churchill Downs Bugler

APH and Visually Impaired Preschoolers (VIPS) co-hosted the two-and a half day meeting, The Thoroughbred NonProfit, A Healthy Workplace with Healthy Employees. Presenters included

About VisionServe Alliance

VisionServe Alliance is a consortium of Executive Directors/CEOs of 501(c)(3) nonprofits throughout the country that provides services to people with vision loss. Members include organizations focusing on national advocacy and/or service issues, employment and manufacturing, adult vision rehabilitation, K-12 residential and on-line schools, early intervention and pre-school, dog guides, low vision clinics, and braille production. Collaborative projects, national trends, stronger management and leadership, and advocacy issues have been born from these conversations and activities. More information at VisionServe Alliance

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, including an array of new assistive technology items which can be previewed at http://tech.aph.org

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