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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tour The American Printing House for the Blind

APH offers a fascinating guided tour of its historic facility. Visitors will see the production of braille publications, the recording of Talking Books, and a demonstration of educational products. Tours can be customized for your group's interests. Advance reservations are required for groups of ten or more people.

Tour Hours

Tours each day at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Thursday, except holidays. Tour length: 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Main Gallery of the Museum at APH

APH Museum

The history of the education of people who are blind is presented in APH's unique multi-media Museum. Artifacts, photos, and electronic displays present such topics as the development of braille, the history of the braillewriter, and the history of Talking Books. All displays are accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.

Museum Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday, except holidays.

APH Facility

APH is located in the historic Louisville neighborhood known as Clifton, with easy access to nearby I-64, I-65, and I-71. Motor coach parking is available on the street. Our building is wheelchair accessible.

Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field

APH is home to the Hall of Fame, dedicated to preserving and honoring the history of outstanding professionals who have served in the fields of education and rehabilitation of people who are blind or visually impaired. The Hall is a project of the entire field of blindness. Inductees include Helen Keller and many others who have made remarkable contributions to the lives of visually impaired people. The Hall includes accessible multimedia displays and artifacts and is free-of-charge. Visit the virtual Hall of Fame at Click on "Hall of Fame."

For more tour information, contact the APH Public Affairs Department at 502-895-2405, ext. 356 or 1-800-223-1839.

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, Kentucky 40206-0085
Toll Free: 800-223-1839
Phone: 502-895-2405
Fax: 502-899-2274
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