APH staff are working from home due to COVID-19, but are still available to help in any way they can! Outgoing product shipments to schools and government agencies have been halted at this time. Read our blog for current updates and ways you can learn and engage during this time of social distancing.

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Code Jumper kit

Code Jumper for Sale in January 2020

We are pleased to announce that Code Jumper, the newest tool designed to teach children who are blind or visually impaired the basics of coding, will be available for purchase in January 2020.

Read Code Jumper for Sale in January 2020 at aph.org

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Every December, the National Federation of the Blind helps Santa send letters in braille to young children who are blind across the country. If you have children/students under ten years of age who would love to receive a letter from Santa this year, visit the NFB website and complete your request by December 16.

What’s Your Wish for the Future?

The theme for APH’s 2019 Annual Meeting was “The Future Belongs to Everyone.” At APH, that’s always our goal: breaking down barriers to welcome everyone. What does that mean to you? To EOTs, teachers, parents, students? We asked attendees to write down their wish for the future in braille or sharpie. This is our story. Thanks for writing it with us. Watch the video on Youtube.

New Products

Read about our New Products at aph.org.

APH Tactile Skills Matrix Has a New Home

The APH Tactile Skills Matrix can now be found under the Educational Resources tab / Tools for Teachers at aph.org. The Matrix is a resource designed to provide teachers with quick and easy access to APH products that support the development of skills and concepts which contribute to students’ tactile literacy. Select any of the skills (listed alphabetically in the sidebar menu) to view a list of recommended APH products.

If you have additional recommendations for APH products that should be listed under each of the tactile skill areas, share your ideas with Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Literacy Project Leader, at kpoppe@aph.org as she continues to update this Tactile Skills Matrix.

Winter Camps

Staying active year-round can be difficult, especially in the winter months when the weather is inclement and traditional means of fitness are no longer an option but don’t worry! There are fun winter-specific camps happening around the country to help your child stay engaged in physical fitness and have fun! We’ve compiled a list of winter camps around the country. Find the camp nearest you and get signed up!

APH Surveys – Your Feedback is Critical to our Mission

KeyMath3 Survey

KeyMath3 is flying off our shelves – thank you to those who have purchased this resource! We’d love to hear your feedback about this product. Please share your thoughts.

To learn more about or purchase KeyMath3, please visit:

APH App Development Survey

APH continues to develop more apps to facilitate math and science study, but first we want to know what you need! If you have a suggestion or an idea, please let us know. Take the App Development Survey. In addition, we are in the planning stages for creating an iOS app for learning the abacus, and would love to get feedback on some potential features.

Call for Field Testers – CodeQuest Coding App

APH is seeking teachers to test an iPad app called CodeQuest. The game is designed to teach fundamental coding concepts, such as sequencing and looping, to young children with visual impairments. Testing will begin in Spring 2020. If you have an iPad and are interested in testing this app with your elementary school students, please fill out this APH Field Testing Application Form.

The Braille You Need – Fast!

It takes time to transcribe and emboss a book – but we know there are times you need braille right away! To help meet this demand, APH has introduced a FREE NIMAS-to-braille translation service. For more details, contact Dawn Eadens at deadens@aph.org.

STEM Corner

Check out STEM You Can!

Sabina London was inspired to spearhead a program to encourage elementary-age girls to learn about STEM when she was just a sophomore in high school.

Read STEM Corner – Check Out STEM You Can at aph.org.

APH Conferences, December 2019

Association of Vision Rehab Therapist (AVRT)
Jacksonville, FL
December 5-7