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Throwback Thursday Object: the Portabraille, one of the first refreshable Braille displays
I was looking through our catalog of previous entries
to this blog this morning, searching for inspiration, but the little box to my
right could not be ignored.  It is one of Wayne Thompson and Fred
Gissoni’s original PortaBraille machines, and it has an in...
I was looking through our catalog of previous entries to this blog this morning, searching for inspiration, but the little box to my right could not be ignored. It is one of Wayne Thompson and Fred Gissoni’s original PortaBr...
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Throwback Thursday: A Couple of Older Braille Writers
It is unfortunate but we actually know much too little about
our large collection of European braillewriters.  Case in point the St.
Dunstan’s Braille Writer, made in Croydon England by Redwing Ltd., a former
aircraft company.  We just bought a second examp...
It is unfortunate but we actually know much too little about our large collection of European braillewriters. Case in point the St. Dunstan’s Braille Writer, made in Croydon England by Redwing Ltd., a former aircraft company...
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Throwback Thursday Object: the Pathsounder, an O&M Device from the early 1960's
Our object this week comes from our AER O&M Division C.
Warren Bledsoe Archives collection.   The Pathsounder was invented by Lindsay Russell while working with the Sensory Aids Evaluation
and Development Center at MIT in the early 1960s.  It was one of the...
Our object this week comes from our AER O&M Division C. Warren Bledsoe Archives collection. The Pathsounder was invented by Lindsay Russell while working with the Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center at MIT in t...
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MAY 2016 APH News now online
http://www.aph.org/news   Click on the above link or copy and paste it into your
favorite web browser.   **This Month’s Headlines: APH Physical Education
Website gets a New Look Building on Patterns Now
Complete! Treasures from the APH Libraries Q...
http://www.aph.org/news Click on the above link or copy and paste it into your favorite web browser. **This Month’s Headlines: APH Physical Education Website gets a New Look Building on Patterns Now Complete! Treasur...
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REVISED! 14 State Resource Handbooks Available for Residents who are Blind
By Christine Chaikin, CEO, Insightful Publications I have created 14
screen reader-friendly Resource Handbooks containing resources pertaining to
the blind and visually impaired, for use by consumers and professionals.   •Alabama Resource Handbook •Alaska R...
By Christine Chaikin, CEO, Insightful Publications I have created 14 screen reader-friendly Resource Handbooks containing resources pertaining to the blind and visually impaired, for use by consumers and professional...
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Throwback Thursday: OCR the Old-Fashioned Way!
Our object this week may not look like much, a couple of
large putty colored plastic and aluminum boxes.  You’d need a suitcase to
carry them around, but today their equivalent fits in your pocket.  This
is a Kurzweil Personal Reader by Xerox from about 198...
Our object this week may not look like much, a couple of large putty colored plastic and aluminum boxes. You’d need a suitcase to carry them around, but today their equivalent fits in your pocket. This is a Kurzweil Persona...
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Be Safe: Tips for Blind or Visually Impaired Persons Using Ridesharing Services like Lyft and Uber
Whether or not good public transportation exists in a
particular city or town, blind and visually impaired persons increasingly are
relying on services like Lyft Uber and other similar ridesharing services
for many reasons. These services provide timely rid...
Whether or not good public transportation exists in a particular city or town, blind and visually impaired persons increasingly are relying on services like Lyft Uber and other similar ridesharing services for many reasons. T...
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Redesign of our Physical Education, Recreational and Health Webpages!
We have completely redesigned our Physical
Education, Recreation, and Health informational pages! Besides the great new
look, these pages now contain many resources and include information concerning
sport camps, toys and games, health and nutrition, organi...
We have completely redesigned our Physical Education, Recreation, and Health informational pages! Besides the great new look, these pages now contain many resources and include information concerning sport camps, toys and gam...
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Throwback Thursday: Possum Moon Typewriter
Our object this week is a typewriter that wrote in an
interesting tactile code that continues to be used to this day, Moon-Type .    The
Possum Moon Writer was introduced in 1986.  On the front of the machine,
which looks like a yellow typewriter without ke...
Our object this week is a typewriter that wrote in an interesting tactile code that continues to be used to this day, Moon-Type. The Possum Moon Writer was introduced in 1986. On the front of the machine, which looks like...
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Perkins School for the Blind Launches New BlindNewWorld Website
More than half of the sighted population can’t recall the
last time they saw someone who is blind in the last year. Somehow they have
missed a population of 7 million blind individuals. Why are blind people
invisible to the sighted world? What can be done t...
More than half of the sighted population can’t recall the last time they saw someone who is blind in the last year. Somehow they have missed a population of 7 million blind individuals. Why are blind people invisible to the s...
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New Career Advantage Employment Preparation Primer for Visually Impaired Persons
The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and
Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University has received funding from the
United States Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to create...
The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University has received funding from the United States Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilit...
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Use Facebook Messenger to Book a Ride with Lyft or Uber
Facebook recently added a very useful service to its Messenger
app, an app you can use even if you don’t have a Facebook account. Messenger now allows you to book a ride with Lyft or Uber
directly through Messenger as long as the particular service is avail...
Facebook recently added a very useful service to its Messenger app, an app you can use even if you don’t have a Facebook account. Messenger now allows you to book a ride with Lyft or Uber directly through Messenger as long a...
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Introduction
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) promotes independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing specialized materials, products, and services needed for education and life.

APH is the world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational and independent living products for people who are blind and visually impaired. APH is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Come visit us in Louisville, Kentucky, and take a plant tour or visit the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind. Museum hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays. Plant tours are offered Mon-Thurs at 10:00am and 2:00pm.