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APH Receives 2012 Champion Award

Louisville, KY (September 18, 2012) – The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, has received the 2012 Champion Award from the Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB). The award recognizes organizations that provide exemplary strategic assistance, substantive financial or programmatic support, legislative or policy advocacy or other unique efforts which directly impact the success of COSB on behalf of students and their families. The nonprofit was nominated by Dr. Bernadette M. Kappen, Executive Director of the New York Institute for Special Education. This is the third time the Champion Award has been given. The two previous recipients were the Conrad Hilton Foundation and Lions Club International.

APH President, Tuck Tinsley III will accept the award at the COSB annual meeting being held on October 10 in Louisville, Kentucky in conjunction with APH’s 144th Annual Meeting, October 11-13.

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About APH

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 website ( features information about APH products and services, online ordering of products, and free information on a wide variety of blindness-related topics.

About COSB

The Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB) is an organization whose members are special purpose schools for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities. COSBY members work to improve services to students enrolled on their campuses and to promote quality educational outcomes for all blind or visually impaired students regardless of where they attend school. COSB schools provide important leadership in the continuous improvement of educational outcomes for all students with blindness or visual impairments in the United States through a wide variety of services and supports.