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APH Bards and Storytellers Presents: Karen Karsh

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 17, 2016) – The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) will feature a performance by Karen Karsh, singer, songwriter, and pianist on June 25 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This program, as part of APH’s “Bards and Storytellers” annual arts, folklore, and performance series, celebrates the historical traditions of entertainers with vision loss. The event includes a performance and a question and answer session lead by our folklorist that will explore Karen’s career. To find out more about Karen and hear a sample of her work, visit

The program is free, but space is limited so reservations are required. Make reservations by noon June 24 by calling 502-899-2213 or sending email to

Karen, who has performed professionally since age 15, has performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and recorded for ABC Dunhill Records. In 1992 she was awarded Gannett Broadcasting’s “Innovation of the Year” for her television feature, “Unsung Heros.”

About the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

The Museum, where visitors experience hands-on history, is open Monday through Saturday. It is located on the second floor of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. Admission is free. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Visitors can write in braille, see the first book embossed for blind readers, see a piano used by Stevie Wonder when he was a student at Michigan School for the Blind, play a computer game designed for blind students, and much more. More information at

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

The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, call (502) 895-2405 or log on to