APH Press Release

Learn About Dog Guides at American Printing House for the Blind

Louisville, KY (November 6, 2014) – The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free Dog Guide Presentation on Saturday, November 15, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Learn all you ever wanted to know about these amazing dogs who partner with people who are blind. Find out what they do for their handlers, how they are trained, and what happens when the harness comes off.

Free to the public but space is limited, so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org by November 14th to register. Best for adults and children ages 8 and up.

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 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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 creates hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. 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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