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The WPA Museum Extension Project Dioramas
In the 1930s, the government created a number of relief programs to keep people
working as the country struggled through the Great Depression.  One of the
lesser known was the Museum
Extension Project which paid unemployed artists to create educational
mode...
In the 1930s, the government created a number of relief programs to keep people working as the country struggled through the Great Depression.  One of the lesser known was the Museum Extension Project which paid unemployed ar...
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A Guide for Colleges and Visually Impaired Students
Affordable Colleges Online (AC) has developed a Guide for Visual Disabilities on how colleges help visually impaired and blind students succeed. The guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what
colleges are doing for their ...
Affordable Colleges Online (AC) has developed a Guide for Visual Disabilities on how colleges help visually impaired and blind students succeed. The guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, wha...
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Rare APH Product: Simple Machines Kit
This set of simple machines was developed by the
Instructional Materials Reference Center at APH in order to present concepts
related to scientific principles involved in the use of machines. The pulley, lever, inclined plane, and screw
were included in oth...
This set of simple machines was developed by the Instructional Materials Reference Center at APH in order to present concepts related to scientific principles involved in the use of machines. The pulley, lever, inclined plane...
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Pen Used to Sign into Law the 1961 Amendment to the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind
When laws are signed in
Washington, frequently several pens are used and awarded to the participants as
souvenirs. Our object this week is an interesting pen and pen holder (a
dip-less fountain well) of clear & black lucite made by the Esterbrook Pen Compan...
When laws are signed in Washington, frequently several pens are used and awarded to the participants as souvenirs. Our object this week is an interesting pen and pen holder (a dip-less fountain well) of clear & black lucite m...
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How do you correct errors on a metal braille embossing plate?
When Frank
Hall , Superintendent of the Illinois School
for the Blind , invented his braille stereotype machine in 1893—don’t worry,
we 'll feature it one of these days—he made it possible overnight to
quickly and cheaply manufacture braille embossing plate...
When Frank Hall, Superintendent of the Illinois School for the Blind, invented his braille stereotype machine in 1893—don’t worry, we'll feature it one of these days—he made it possible overnight to quickly and cheaply manufa...
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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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How did you do arithmetic before the electronic calculator?
Our object this
week is an interesting artifact that most students today will not recognize,
both for its tactile form and its outdated function.   A slide rule was an analog calculator used
commonly by engineers and architects before the invention of the e...
Our object this week is an interesting artifact that most students today will not recognize, both for its tactile form and its outdated function.  A slide rule was an analog calculator used commonly by engineers and architect...
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Cranmer Modified Perkins Brailler
Our object this week is one of the first commercially
available personal braille printers aimed at the home market. Although
researchers had introduced braille printers such as the MIT Braillemboss as early
as 1969, they were expensive, balky, and unafforda...
Our object this week is one of the first commercially available personal braille printers aimed at the home market. Although researchers had introduced braille printers such as the MIT Braillemboss as early as 1969, they were...
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APH-Modified Sony 105 Tape Recorder
APH has a long history
of collaborating with commercial electronics manufacturers to adapt their
consumer products for our more specialized market. It should come as no surprise
that developing electronics from scratch is an expensive and time consuming
ent...
APH has a long history of collaborating with commercial electronics manufacturers to adapt their consumer products for our more specialized market. It should come as no surprise that developing electronics from scratch is an ...
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1950s Game Board for the Blind
Our object of the week is a 1930s game board from the National Institute for the Blind .  You
could use the tactile board and pieces to play traditional chess or checkers—or
as the English called it “draughts.”  The board is embossed with dots that
indicate...
Our object of the week is a 1930s game board from the National Institute for the Blind.  You could use the tactile board and pieces to play traditional chess or checkers—or as the English called it “draughts.”  The board is e...
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Cybertalker, an Early Text-to-Speech Device
 Many cell phones, tablets, and computers today come pre-equipped to provide text-to-speech for blind users, but that hasn’t always been
the case. If you owned a Speak & Spell as a kid—introduced originally by Texas Instruments in 1978—you owned one of
the ...
 Many cell phones, tablets, and computers today come pre-equipped to provide text-to-speech for blind users, but that hasn’t always been the case. If you owned a Speak & Spell as a kid—introduced originally by Texas Instrumen...
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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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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.