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APH Quick Tip: Physical Education (PE) Resources for People who are Blind and Visually Impaired
Check out our Physical Education (PE) webpage to discover everything you need to know about physical education for individuals with blindness or visual impairments. It's all right at your fingertips, and you can learn about this resourceful page by watch...
Check out our Physical Education (PE) webpage to discover everything you need to know about physical education for individuals with blindness or visual impairments. It's all right at your fingertips, and you can learn about t...
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NEW PRODUCT: Chameleon, a Print, Braille, and Tactile Book from APH
6-77951-00 -- $189.00 Chameleon is a print, braille, and tactile book featuring a
friendly chameleon! Readers are introduced to concepts such as
soft/hard, smooth/rough, big/little, on/under, heavy/light, short/long,
and alone/together. The colorful cham...
6-77951-00 -- $189.00 Chameleon is a print, braille, and tactile book featuring a friendly chameleon! Readers are introduced to concepts such as soft/hard, smooth/rough, big/little, on/under, heavy/light, short/long, and alo...
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Blindness Hall of Fame Class of 2015: Sir Francis Campbell and Dr. Alan Koenig
Sir
Francis Campbell and Dr. Alan Koenig to be
Inducted into the Hall of
Fame for Leaders and Legends of the
Blindness Field in 2015 The Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving the tradition of
excellence manifested by specific individuals through the histo...
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An Early STEM Product from APH
Our object this week is actually a
set of objects: the Mitchell Wire Forms with Matched Planes and Volumes kit. The
kit is amazing, the shapes have a silky smooth texture and are just plain
enjoyable to manipulate.  The original designer, Paul C. Mitchell ,...
Our object this week is actually a set of objects: the Mitchell Wire Forms with Matched Planes and Volumes kit. The kit is amazing, the shapes have a silky smooth texture and are just plain enjoyable to manipulate.  The or...
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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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The Hoff Aid, a left-to-right slate and stylus
 When we give tours in the Museum here at the Printing House,
sighted people just can’t get their mind around the way you write with a
traditional slate and stylus.  Of course, because the downward writing
stylus raises dots on the bottom of the paper, the ...
 When we give tours in the Museum here at the Printing House, sighted people just can’t get their mind around the way you write with a traditional slate and stylus.  Of course, because the downward writing stylus raises dots ...
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TellaTouch: a Very Early Refreshable Braille Display
  Our object this week is a very early
and very simple example of what now is called a refreshable braille display. Unlike
modern displays, which take digital files and convert them to braille, the Tellatouch facilitated communication between a typist and a...
 Our object this week is a very early and very simple example of what now is called a refreshable braille display. Unlike modern displays, which take digital files and convert them to braille, the Tellatouch facilitated commu...
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Now on Quota: APH's Accessible Math Robot App!
D-30000-APL -- $4.99 Note: Please use this special catalog number ending in "-APL" for purchasing this app on Quota. We have exciting news for our Quota customers: Our fun and accessible Math Robot app for iPad is now available with Quota funds! How to Purc...
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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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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.