APH Press Release
APH Museum to Host Annual Family Day Open House on Saturday, November 29
Louisville, KY (November 19, 2014) – The American Printing House for the Blind, located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host its annual Family Day Open House on Saturday, November 29th from 10:00am–3:00pm. Visitors can write their names in braille, see the book of Psalms from Helen Keller’s Bible, play games designed for children who are blind, watch Denver the Guide Dog – a Discovery Channel video about how a puppy becomes a dog guide and is matched with a new owner, and enjoy many other activities in this award-winning museum. Seasonal refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all ages. Visit www.aph.org 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 is 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, and digital formats. APH also creates 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.
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.