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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...
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 ...
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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...
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...
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Get Information for and About Children Who Are Blind from Paths to Literacy
In this post, we wish to share a comprehensive online
resource called Paths to Literacy that provides a wide range of information for
and about children and youth who are blind, deafblind, or have multiple
disabilities. Besides general information about Pat...
In this post, we wish to share a comprehensive online resource called Paths to Literacy that provides a wide range of information for and about children and youth who are blind, deafblind, or have multiple disabilities. Besid...
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Throwback Thursday Object: Early Large Type Book
Early Large Type Book Our object this week continues our December holiday theme.  Hall of Famer Robert Irwin started his career leading classes for blind students in the Cleveland public
schools in 1909.  One of his many innovations was the creation of
“con...
Early Large Type Book Our object this week continues our December holiday theme. Hall of Famer Robert Irwin started his career leading classes for blind students in the Cleveland public schools in 1909. One of his many inno...
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Get Information for and About Children Who Are Blind from Paths to Literacy
In this post, we wish to share a comprehensive online
resource called Paths to Literacy that provides a wide range of information for
and about children and youth who are blind, deafblind, or have multiple
disabilities. Besides general information about Pat...
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The Sero App: Available for Your Listening Pleasure
One can find a plethora of apps and websites that broadcast
music, sports, and talk shows. Many are excellent resources providing seemingly
endless entertainment. As good as these services are, they, with just a few
exceptions, fail to include audio with a ...
One can find a plethora of apps and websites that broadcast music, sports, and talk shows. Many are excellent resources providing seemingly endless entertainment. As good as these services are, they, with just a few exception...
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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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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 op...
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January 2017 APH News
January is Braille Literacy Month! Some of this month's headlines include: Celebrating
Braille Literacy Month Orbit
Reader 20 Preview New
Products: Braille Badges and UEB  Little Breath of Wind New
Feature! STEM Products Video:
Denn...
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Throwback Thursday Object: the Noctograph
The Noctograph Our object this week dates back to the days of Louis Braille. And Louis wasn’t the only person who was blind searching for better ways to write. Ralph Wedgwood, an English inventor credited with inventing carbon paper, was issued a patent f...
The Noctograph Our object this week dates back to the days of Louis Braille. And Louis wasn’t the only person who was blind searching for better ways to write. Ralph Wedgwood, an English inventor credited with inventing carbo...
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Throwback Thursday Object: Hellen Keller Describes One Christmas As a Student at a School for the Blind
Our object this week
continues our celebration here at APH of the holiday season.  In the
December 1906 issue of Ladies' Home Journal,  author and activist Helen
Keller describes the Christmas holidays as experienced by herself and other
blind students at t...
Our object this week continues our celebration here at APH of the holiday season. In the December 1906 issue of Ladies' Home Journal, author and activist Helen Keller describes the Christmas holidays as experienced by herse...
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Throwback Thursday Object: APH Employees Standing behind an Unusually Unique Ornament
In honor of the holiday season, our object this week comes
from the photograph collection of long time APH employee Jim Hill.  Jim
was an amateur photographer and he loved APH and all of its various
characters.  Before he retired a few years ago, Jim donate...
In honor of the holiday season, our object this week comes from the photograph collection of long time APH employee Jim Hill. Jim was an amateur photographer and he loved APH and all of its various characters. Before he ret...
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December 2016 APH News
APH News  is your monthly
link to the latest information on the products, services, field tests, and
training opportunities from the American Printing House for the Blind.  A Few of This Month’s Headlines: Annual
Meeting 2016 Photo Memory Photo Album N...
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Building Independence Since 1858
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.
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Phone
502.895.2405
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1839 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206