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Check out this magnificent 1846 Bible in raised letters for people who are blind!
The Museum received a very rare gift last week from the Ireland Memorial Library in St. Paul, Minnesota:  the eight-volume Holy
Bible embossed in raised letters by the A merican Bible Society in 1846. 
It is in excellent condition for its age, with very tig...
The Museum received a very rare gift last week from the Ireland Memorial Library in St. Paul, Minnesota:  the eight-volume Holy Bible embossed in raised letters by the American Bible Society in 1846.  It is in excellent condi...
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The "Crab" Braille Duplicator
This is kind of a wacky looking device that you might first mistake for a
braillewriter.  Its six side-splayed keys—say that six times as quickly as
you can!--on their long arms give it a crustacean-inspired look, and look very
uncomfortable to use over a l...
This is kind of a wacky looking device that you might first mistake for a braillewriter.  Its six side-splayed keys—say that six times as quickly as you can!--on their long arms give it a crustacean-inspired look, and look ve...
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APH Quick Tip: Files Types on the Book Port Plus
What kinds of files does the Book Port Plus play? Watch this Quick Tip to find out!
What kinds of files does the Book Port Plus play? Watch this Quick Tip to find out!
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The Band of the Minnesota Braille and Sightsaving School
Our artifact this week is a very trim mid-20 th century uniform from the Minnesota
Braille and Sightsaving School in Faribault, Minnesota. We have very
few historic textile items in the collection, so this girl’s band uniform was a
real find when it was off...
Our artifact this week is a very trim mid-20th century uniform from the Minnesota Braille and Sightsaving School in Faribault, Minnesota. We have very few historic textile items in the collection, so this girl’s band uniform ...
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APH Quick Tip: Finding Titles on a Book Port Plus
So, you have a Book Port Plus , but don't know how to find titles on it? Let Maria Delgado show you how with this week's APH Quick Tip!
So, you have a Book Port Plus, but don't know how to find titles on it? Let Maria Delgado show you how with this week's APH Quick Tip!
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APH Quick Tip: Braille Readers Theater
This is the fourth year of the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind’s Readers Theater! Come attend a showing of this year’s dramatic production! Upcoming performances: - Friday, March 13, 7:00 PM - Saturday, March 14, 1:00 PM Each performance...
This is the fourth year of the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind’s Readers Theater! Come attend a showing of this year’s dramatic production! Upcoming performances: - Friday, March 13, 7:00 PM - Saturday, ...
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What does an old movie camera have to do with the education of blind kids?
Bolex H8 Reflex Movie Camera Frederick
Winslow Taylor and Frank and
Lillian Gilbreth pioneered the use of the stop watch and the motion picture
camera for time-motion studies in the early 20 th century, seeking to
improve the efficiency of industrial worker...
Bolex H8 Reflex Movie Camera Frederick Winslow Taylor and Frank and Lillian Gilbreth pioneered the use of the stop watch and the motion picture camera for time-motion studies in the early 20th century, seeking to improve th...
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The Cable Cane
Our object this week is a folding cane of unusual design,
and it has a pretty cool back story too.  The original mobility long canes
developed out of work done at U.S. Army rehabilitation centers by pioneers
Richard Hoover, Warren Bledsoe, and Russell Willi...
Our object this week is a folding cane of unusual design, and it has a pretty cool back story too.  The original mobility long canes developed out of work done at U.S. Army rehabilitation centers by pioneers Richard Hoover, W...
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APH Quick Tip: the Power Switch on Your Book Port Plus
Find out when you don't need to use the power button on your Book Port Plus :
Find out when you don't need to use the power button on your Book Port Plus:
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APH Quick Tip: "Key Describer" Mode on the Book Port Plus
In this week's APH Quick Tip , Maria Delgado shows you how to use the "key describer" mode on the Book Port Plus !
In this week's APH Quick Tip, Maria Delgado shows you how to use the "key describer" mode on the Book Port Plus!
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The "Bundu Basher"
By Micheal Hudson, Director, Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind Our museum object this week is a very interesting long cane design
from the AER/ Warren Bledsoe Archives held at APH.  Specially designed canes are a fairly recent
phenomenon f...
By Micheal Hudson, Director, Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind Our museum object this week is a very interesting long cane design from the AER/Warren Bledsoe Archives held at APH.  Specially designed c...
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Resource Handbooks Available for Alabama & Hawaii Residents who are Blind
By Christine Chalkin, CEO, Insightful Publications I have created two screen reader-friendly
Resource Handbooks containing resources pertaining to the blind and
visually impaired, for use by consumers and professionals.  Alabama Resource Handbook Hawaii Res...
By Christine Chalkin, CEO, Insightful Publications I have created two screen reader-friendly Resource Handbooks containing resources pertaining to the blind and visually impaired, for use by consumers and professionals.  ...
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502.895.2405
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1839 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206
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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.