American Printing House for the Blind celebrates 160 years - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

American Printing House for the Blind celebrates 160 years

(Source: WAVE 3 News) (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville business known for helping people around the world is celebrating its 160th year. 

Earlier this week, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) held an open house to showcase their work. 

The American Printing House for the Blind was founded in Louisville to develop and produce educational materials and provide services for those who are blind and visually impaired.

MORE FROM WAVE3.COM
Intense WAVE Country rivalry shows it is 'Marshall Strong'
U.K., Eastern High grad to make history in
OIympic games
Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home in Jeffersonville

"We are probably the nations largest producer of braille materials for students K-12 in education but, that only represents 6% of what we do," President of APH Craig Meador said.

APH employs around 300 people and offers more than 1,000 products online and by catalog, including material in braille, large print, audio recordings and technology. This includes everything from textbooks, restaurant menus, and computer software like Visual Brailler an app that works with an iPad, and the "Indoor Explorer" personal navigation app.

"We have a couple travel apps that allows folks to get through airports or get through any building that has been set up independently," Meador said.

The American Printing House for the Blind is headquartered at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, click or tap here.

Copyright 2018 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly