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Business Opportunities

Vendors are invited to review the Requests for Proposals below. The American Printing House for the Blind is the world’s largest manufacturer of products for people who are blind and visually impaired. We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization located in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Current RFPs

  • Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2021

    Projected publication date: Spring 2023

    About APH Press

    APH Press is a scholarly press which supports the mission of the American Printing House for the Blind: “Empowering people who are blind or visually impaired by providing accessible and innovative products, materials, and services for lifelong success.”

    The Press fulfills its role by publishing informative, well-researched, and innovative texts which allow people of all abilities to maximize their potential in society. The audience for our books includes people who are blind or visually impaired, their families, and the professionals who support them.

    Proposal Details

    APH Press is looking for proposals for a new up-to-date resource guide for itinerant teachers. Itinerant teachers of visually impaired students are always on the move handling a substantial caseload and providing services all over the map to students of different ages with different needs. Having a practical guide with tips and techniques for staying organized could be the key to success for itinerant teachers.

    Possible topics include:

    • History and philosophy of itinerant teaching
    • Facilitating participation in educational activities
    • Providing services for infants and their families
    • Working with students who have visual and multiple disabilities
    • Orientation and mobility
    • Rural perspective
    • Access technology
    • Organization

    Submission Details

    Proposals may be submitted to APH Press Director, Heather Spence, at and should include the following information. We are open to proposals of any length including single topic books as well as longer books covering multiple topics.

    • Contact information (name, email, phone)
    • Summary of proposal, including title and estimated length
    • Your credentials as a subject matter expert (looking for itinerant teachers with recent experience within the past five years)
    • Table of Contents
    • Sample Chapter