APH Press Release

Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind to Feature Helen Keller at Open House on International Women’s Day

Louisville, KY. (February 24, 2015) On Saturday, March 7, the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind will celebrate the life and career of author, activist, and education pioneer Helen Keller. The day’s activities include a story hour for children, a showing of The Miracle Worker with audio description for the blind, clips from her 1919 autobiographical film, film, Deliverance. Wikipedia description of Deliverance, and a reception in her honor. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. For adults and children age 5 and up.

Visitors will also have a chance to explore the museum’s exhibits, including the Book of Psalms from Helen Keller’s Bible, a letter she wrote to APH complimenting work done here and numerous other items from the time period when Helen was learning to read and write.

About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places, International Women’s Day is a national holiday. http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

About the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

The Museum, where visitors experience hands-on history, is open Monday through 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. It is located on the second floor of the American Printing House for the Blind. 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. 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. APH’s fully-accessible website (www.aph.org) features information about products and servicesand 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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