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Hadley 2014 President’s Award Winner is Tuck Tinsley III

Louisville, KY (October 13, 2014) – The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), Louisville, Kentucky, is pleased to announce that APH President Tuck Tinsley III, Ed.D, is the recipient of the 2014 President’s Award given by The Hadley School for the Blind, Winnetka, Illinois.

The award was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Hadley Board of Trustees on Thursday, October 9, at the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois. The President’s Award is given annually by Hadley President Chuck Young in recognition of an individual or group demonstrating exceptional spirit in raising awareness of the needs and abilities of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

“Dr. Tinsley is a widely-admired advocate for the education of individuals who are blind or visually impaired,” said Hadley President Chuck Young. “Most recently, his advocacy, ever-present optimism and encouragement were instrumental in bringing Hadley’s new “Braille Music Reading” curriculum to fruition, while providing an APH grant for its development.”

About Tuck Tinsley

Tuck Tinsley became president of the American Printing House for the Blind in 1989, following 21 years at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, where he taught mathematics for 12 years and served as principal for nine.

In addition to his work at APH, Dr. Tinsley is past president and current board member of the Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation; North American Delegate to the World Blind Union; and North American representative to the International Council of Education of the Visually Impaired.

He has published 17 monographs and articles related to blindness and visual impairment and has received numerous honors, the most recent being the 2010 Migel Medal from the American Foundation for the Blind. Dr. Tinsley received his B.S. and M.S. from Florida State University and his Ed.D. from the University of Florida.

About The Hadley School for the Blind

The mission of The Hadley School for the Blind is to promote independent living through lifelong, distance
education programs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers.

Founded in 1920 by William Hadley and Dr. E.V.L. Brown, Hadley offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition to blindness professionals. Today, Hadley is the largest provider of distance education for people who are blind or visually impaired around the world, serving more than 10,000 students annually in all 50 states and 100 countries. Hadley is also the largest educator of braille worldwide. A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the school relies on contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations to fund its programs.

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 produces textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also manufactures hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products.