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Current Product Testing Opportunities

  • Are you interested in testing upcoming products in the 2023-2024 school year? As part of our vision to make the world a more accessible place, we want to hear your insights to better design innovative products and services for lifelong success and to provide the best possible solutions for challenges that arise in the classroom and beyond.


    Even if you have participated in a field test or shared your contact information in the past, please update our records by filling out a new copy of the APH Field Tester Form.

  • Go on three new adventures while field testing APH’s out-of-this-world app!

    Designed as an early childhood low vision tool, this app may be applicable to young learners with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI), depending on the learner. This application will aid in the assessment and the development of visual, audial, and cognitive skills. The player will follow the travels of the three talking ball characters, named Whirl, Swirl, and Twirl. Each ball starts off as a one-color ball, each in their own environment: Whirl in a toy chest, Swirl at the ballpark, and Twirl in outer space. If you’re interested in learning more, please send an email with your name, city, state, and email address associated with your Apple or Android device to Thank you!

  • Prototype of APH Tactile Demonstration Thermometer (Nemeth Version). The thermometer has a yellow background with black text and degree tick marks. Nemeth braille translations are shown. A mercury column appears in red. Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales are juxtaposed along the mercury column.

    APH is seeking field test evaluators for the Tactile Demonstration Thermometer (Nemeth Version). Field test evaluators will be asked to use the prototype directly with their students who are blind or low vision. Evaluators will then complete an online product evaluation form at the end of the testing period. Field test sites will be selected based on geographic location, available number of students, and type of instructional setting. The number of available field test prototypes is limited. If you are interested in serving as a field evaluator of the Tactile Demonstration Thermometer (Nemeth Version), please complete this survey by October 1, 2023.

    You may also contact Karen Poppe, Braille and Tactile Literacy Product Manager, at, 502-899-2322 or 800-223-1839, ext. 322 if you have related questions about this field test activity. Field testing will begin in November 2023. Completed field evaluation forms will be due by January 30, 2024.

  • Two GDS manipulatives, and three circular shapes drawn using a stylus and Graph Benders. On the top right is a yellow outer circular stencil. On the top left is a solid-line circle and dotted-line circle drawn by tracing the inside of the stencil with the stylus. On the bottom right is a yellow inner circular stencil, and the bottom left features a circle drawn with Graph Benders.

    Geometric Drawing Stencils is an accessible set of manipulatives and 3D files that students who are blind can use to draw tactile geometric shapes and algebraic and trigonometric functions. The kit includes geometric stencils for drawing circles, ellipses, parallelograms, trapezoids, triangles, and more; drawing strips with inch and centimeter marks to draw line segments and polygons with exact length measures; and 3D files, including 14 stencils with tactile markings for drawing graphs of quadratic, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, and others.

    APH is seeking teachers to test this product with their students who are blind. Testing will begin in fall 2023. If you are working with students who primarily create and use tactile graphics instead of print graphics and would like to participate in this field test, please fill out this APH Field Testing Application Form.

    You will not need to use a 3D printer during this test. Students will need to use their own rubber mats or rubber-covered drawing boards, such as APH’s DRAFTSMAN Tactile Drawing Board or TactileDoodle, to accomplish test activities. Should you have any questions, contact Lara Kirwan at

    Thank you for your time and consideration!