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Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities from
Introduction Countless websites and newsletters provide online coupons
and promo codes for saving money at stores and websites. One of these sites is . You may browse
the site at your leisure. We mention CouponChief, however, be...

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Throwback Thursday Object: Large Type Printing Press
If you have trouble
seeing well enough to perform daily tasks, even with glasses or after surgery,
then you have low vision.  February is Low Vision Awareness Month .  We
dug a photograph out of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings that we’ve been
working on ...

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February, 2017 APH News ready to viewe
A Few of This Month’s
Headlines: STEM
Corner New
Products: Echolocation and FlashSonar and VisioBook Carrying Bag;
Revised: Push Button Padlock Audio and
Video 2016 Annual Meeting Sessions Enter Now!
2017 APH InSights Art Competitio...

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How to Help a Loved One with a Vision Impairment set Up a Safe Home
The following article was sent to us by someone who made adjustments to her home to accommodate a relative with low vision who moved into the home. We will include a bit of background information provided by the author, her article, and three resources she ...

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Throwback Thursday Object: The Fifteen Puzzle
Our object this week is a braille sliding puzzle from
England, probably around 1920 or so.  The goal was to arrange the fifteen
game pieces, each topped with a braille number, into consecutive order, without
lifting a piece from the bright red tin box.  The...

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Accessible 2017 Tax Publications and Videos Available from the Internal Revenue Service
We are happy to report that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) again makes accessible documents, videos, and other resources available for people with disabilities. The IRS provided the following article: IRS Services
for People with Disabilities Hundreds o...

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Throwback Thursday Object: First Annual Report of the American Printing House for the Blind
First Annual Report of the American Printing House for the
Blind Our object this week celebrates our “Founder’s Day,”
observed on January 23rd every year, the day in 1858 that the President of the
Kentucky Senate signed the bill that chartered our company a...

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Nature for the Blind: Connecting People Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired with Opportunities for Outdoor Exploration
What ideas and thoughts come to mind when you think of
nature, especially as it relates to persons who are blind and how they interact
with it? Perhaps you’ve had experiences as I have where people with typical
vision talked about how much they wished I cou...

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A Comprehensive History of Braille
January is Braille Literacy Month APH’s copy of Procédé pour écrire les paroles, la musique et le plain-chant au moyen de point , 1829, by Louis Braille (1809-1852). Dear Readers: January marks Braille Literacy Month, an opportunity to take a step back and ...

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Throwback Thursday Object: Todd's Improved Edison-Mimeograph Typewriter
To continue looking
at alternative writing tools as we celebrate Louis Braille’s birthday, this
week we feature an early typewriter adapted for users with vision loss. 
Famed inventor Thomas Alva Edison developed this machine in 1894 to cut
stencils for his...
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