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APH to Host Free Halloween Mask Workshop

Louisville, KY (October 13, 2016) – The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free Halloween Mask Workshop on Saturday, October 22, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

photo of a young child wearing a bright orange face mask featuring several feathers around the right eye

This event is free to the public, but space is limited so registration by October 21 is required. The event is best for ages six and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (502) 899-2213, or e-mail email hidden; JavaScript is required to register.

Masks often depend on colors and other visual effects for their impact, but textures and shapes can convey emotions as well. APH staff will guide participants of all ages and abilities as they make a scary or friendly Halloween mask or headdress using tactile materials. Picture is from last year’s workshop.

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 or call (502) 899-2365, weekdays.

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 nonprofit 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 makes textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also makes hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products including computer software and an array of assistive technology items. Three hundred people work at APH, designing and manufacturing these products. The two-hundred eighty thousand square foot facility includes a museum that focuses on the international history of the education of people who are blind and APH’s contribution to that history.

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 or watch a video at
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