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O & M: Enforcing Skills for Independence
By Jessica Minneci An example of a sighted guide assisting someone who is visually impaired              Visually
impaired individuals, such as myself, often have a difficult time orienting
themselves to a new setting. In these instances, people may ask for...
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Muhammad Waheed's Goalball Journey
By Jessica
Minneci Three players crouch in front of goals at the ready Imagine being blindfolded and lying on a gymnasium floor
as you attempt to block a ball full of bells hurtling toward you.   This game, known as goalball, is enjoyed
throughout the blind...
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Seeking Field Testers for an 8-Dot 3-D Printed Slate
While the braille literary code uses six dots for each character, there are cases for eight-dot slates. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find a good eight-dot slate. APH offers this set of files to make an eight-dot slate on a 3-D printer, and we would lov...
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Word Puzzles Call Out for Beta Testers
Word Puzzles is an accessible cross-platform web app for solving digital
crossword puzzles. For this first round of testing, APH is looking for beta
testers to test Word Puzzles on desktop browsers. (Future rounds of testing
will include mobile browsers.) T...
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Throwback Thursday: And the award goes to...
Tuck Tinsley, Katie Couric, and Ray Foushee smile at the camera.  Foushee holds an award plaque From 1986 until 2006, the American Foundation for the Blind presented the Alexander Scourby Awards to the best Talking Book narrators in the country at an annual...
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Learning from the Voice Behind the Words
A Conversation with Talking Book Narrator Erin Jones By Jessica Minneci Everyone loves stories, especially the
stories that are read to them. Here at APH, blind and visually impaired
visitors are in awe when they go down to the studio and meet their favorit...
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Throwback Thursday: Silver Spoons
Image of wooden case with lid open,  holding twelve silver spoons and a cake server Image of one silver spoon with an ancient roman coin decorating its handle Located as we are right next to the Kentucky School for the Blind, our museum has a lot of great s...
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Partners in O&M: Meet the Editors
Rona Pogrund, APH President Craig Meador, Nora Griffin-Shirley, and APH VP Anne Durham pose with a copy of "Partners in O&M" Partners in O&M  is designed to help people who work with
individuals who are visually impaired, teach the skills needed to travel s...
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Meet the Staff
Guide
Dogs of APH By Jessica Minneci Guide dogs are known to be smart, loyal, and pretty darn cute. Here
at the American Printing House for the Blind, we believe in creating an
accessible work environment for everyone. This includes employees that utilize
s...
Meet the Staff
Meet the Staff
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CVI Conference Filled with Enthusiasm for Change
By Dorinda Rife, Vice President of Educational Services & Product Development at APH In June, APH’s CVI Project Leader and I attended the American Conference on Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). According to the American Association for Pediatric ...
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