APH Press Release

Museum Offers Free Hands-On Coding Workshop

Louisville, KY – The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free workshop entitled “Dits, Dahs and Dots” on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dits, Dahs and Dots– what do these three things have in common? They’re used in codes. "Dits and dahs" are the sounds created by Morse Code. Dots, of course, are the dots of braille. Workshop participants will learn about Morse code and braille, and even get a chance to try a little coding for themselves.

This workshop is free to the public, ages 9 and up, but space is limited so registration by Thursday, November 15 is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (502) 899-2213, or e-mail email hidden; JavaScript is required, to register. Visit www.aph.org/museum 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 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 manufactures 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. One popular feature of the site is the Louis Database, a free tool to help locate accessible books available from organizations across the U.S. APH products can be ordered through Louis.

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.

Visit Our House!