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Business Opportunities

Vendors are invited to review the Requests for Proposal and Services 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:
    May 31, 2022
    Projected publication date:
    Summer 2024

    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 series of books to provide much needed resources for teachers of students with visual impairments. Having resources available that provide practical tips and techniques can help ensure teachers have a successful school year. This new series will consist of smaller books that can easily be utilized in the classroom and on the road.

    Possible topics include:

    • Conducting evaluations and assessments
    • Teaching reading and literacy skills
    • Working with students with multiple disabilities
    • Incorporating recreation and leisure activities
    • Transition and career education resources
    • Teaching social skills
    • Tips for lesson planning
    • Organizational and planning tools
    • Working with diverse populations
    • Strategies for working with educational teams

    Submission Details

    Proposals may be submitted to APH Press Director, Heather Spence, at and should include the following information.

    • Contact information (name, email, phone)
    • Summary of proposal, including title and estimated length
    • Your credentials as a subject matter expert
    • Table of contents
    • Sample chapter
    • Reference list