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ERIC Number: ED010712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND, INC., ITS HISTORY, PURPOSES AND POLICIES.
American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY.
FOUNDED IN 1858, THE AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE (APH) FOR THE BLIND IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST PUBLISHER OF LITERATURE FOR THE BLIND. IN 1965-66 THE OPERATING BUDGET EXCEEDED $3 MILLION, AND THERE WERE 440 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES. A HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH OF APH INCLUDES CONTROVERSY RESULTING IN THE FINAL CHOICE OF STANDARD ENGLISH BRAILLE GRADE 2 AS THE STANDARD TYPE FOR THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD. FEDERAL LEGISLATION SUPPORTING APH HAS INCREASED FROM $10,000 PROVIDED BY THE ACT OF 1879 TO $935,000 FOR EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL PLUS $75,000 FOR ADVISORY AND CONSULTANT SERVICES IN 1966. APH KEEPS ABREAST OF INK PRINT PUBLICATIONS SO THAT BRAILLE EDITIONS MAY BE ISSUED AT THE SAME TIME. IN ADDITION, SCHOOLS AND STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION MAY REQUEST BRAILLE EDITIONS OF OTHER BOOKS AND MATERIALS. ALSO PUBLISHED ARE TALKING BOOKS, LARGE TYPE BOOKS, TANGIBLE MATERIALS, BRAILLE MUSIC, AND LITERATURE FOR ADULT BLIND. RESEARCH IN THE EDUCATION OF BLIND CHILDREN IS CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH. (MY)
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Authoring Institution: American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY.
Identifiers: Kentucky (Louisville)