APH Press Release

Exploring with All the Senses: Animals in the Backyard

Louisville, Kentucky ( May 2, 2016) – Families are invited to join the staff of the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, for an urban discovery adventure on Saturday, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Offered in partnership with the Louisville Nature Center, this program introduces the city dwellers of the animal world through all the senses and includes hands-on activities and interactions with live animals. All ages are welcome to this free activity, but space is limited, so reservations are required. To make a reservation by the May 13 deadline, call 502-899-2213 or send email to kcarpenter@aph.org

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

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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