APH Press Release

Create Free Holiday Ornament at APH

Louisville, KY (November 28, 2016) – The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free Holiday Ornament Factory on Saturday, December 3, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

This workshop is free to the public, but space is limited so registration by December 2 is required. The event is best for ages six and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (502) 899-2213, or e-mail kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

While creating one-of-a-kind tactile holiday decorations and cards to take home, visitors will experience how people who are blind and visually impaired use their fingertips to learn. Participants will be guided through this hands-on, memory-making tradition by APH staff. Photo is from 2012 workshop.

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 students with vision loss, and much more. More information at www.aph.org/museum or call (502) 899-2365, 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 nonprofit 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 makes textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also creates hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products including computer software and an array of assistive technology items. Three hundred people work at APH, designing and manufacturing these products. The two-hundred eighty thousand square foot facility includes a museum that focuses on the international history of the education of people who are blind and APH’s contribution to that history.

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 or watch a video at APH No Other Place Like It

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