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Thursday, May 01, 2008

APH Traveling Exhibits: Bring History to Life at Your Location

A Kiosk of the In Touch With Knowledge exhibit

The APH Museum offers three traveling history exhibits. Each exhibit draws on the Museum's unique collection and extensive research on the history of the education of blind people. You can rent these exhibits for display at your school, library, or other organization.

"IN TOUCH WITH KNOWLEDGE: The Educational History of Blind People"

Kiosk-style exhibits feature interactive displays with original artifacts, reproductions, graphics, tactile exhibits, and hands-on activities. The exhibit focuses on the history of tactile innovations in four areas: reading and writing, geography, mathematics, and science. Braille labels, large print, and audio text descriptions provide complete accessibility. This 800-square foot exhibit is modular, allowing for flexible exhibit arrangement.

"Building A Future: U.S. Residential Schools for Blind and Visually Impaired Students"

Free-standing exhibit features a chronological arrangement of photo illustrations. The photos show historic buildings of sixty-one U.S. schools. This compact exhibit includes descriptions in large print and braille.

"War of the Dots"

Colorful tabletop-size traveling exhibit presents the history of English-language dot systems, including the revisions and debates leading up to agreement in 1932 of the standard dot system, Standard English Braille Grade Two. The exhibit includes large print text and photo illustrations on a foldout panel, historic books embossed in different dot systems, and braille booklets.

For additional information, visit and click on "Perspectives" or contact:

American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
800-223-1839, ext. 365
502-895-2405, ext. 365
Museum Direct number: 502-899-2365
Fax: 502-899-2363

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