Printing History Camp
This summer, the museum of the American Printing House for the Blind is offering its first annual Printing History Camp for boys and girls entering grades 6-8. Campers will explore the way books are made and spend the week writing, illustrating, editing, printing, and binding their own braille-print book. Up to twelve campers will be accepted in this program for 2009. Applications will be available in February. A $125 fee will be charged for the day camp, which includes all materials, lunch, and snacks. Please make reservations no later than July 15.
APH is the world's largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States. Under the 1879 federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the U.S. who are working at less than college level.
APH manufactures textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and computer disc formats. APH also manufactures hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products.
The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind is open for drop-in visitors Monday- Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visitors may write their names in braille, see the book of Psalms from Helen Keller's Bible, play a computer game designed for children who are blind, watch the Discovery Channel video "Denver the Guide Dog," and enjoy other activities in the award-winning museum. Factory/ Museum tours are offered Monday – Thursday at 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Visit www.aph.org/musuem for more information.
The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, call (502) 895-2405 or log on to www.aph.org.
Location:American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40206