By: Carmen Willings
May 29, 2019
If you're in the field of visual impairments, interested in learning more about the field of visual impairments or just enjoy museums, you must plan to visit the APH museum in Louisville, KY!
The history and documentation of visual impairments have been skillfully and beautifully maintained by through the tireless efforts of Michael Hudson, APH Museum Director and the American Printing House for the Blind. After 20 years in the vision field, I finally visited the museum during the APH Annual Meeting in October 2018. I can't believe it took me so long to visit this amazing museum! If you are in the field of visual impairments and haven't visited, be sure to plan your visit soon!
The Mission of the APH Museum
The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind is dedicated to preserving and presenting the fascinating educational history of people who are blind and the historic contributions of the American Printing House for the Blind for the benefit of people who are visually impaired, educators of people who are visually impaired, and the broader community. They have an amazing hands-on collection that is a must see - particularly for those who are interested in the field of visual impairments and those who serve individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
The Callahan Gallery is full of hands-on discovery. You are encouraged to touch objects to increase your understanding of how people with visual impairments experience the world.
APH Museum Pictures
Below are some of the pictures I took during my recent visit to the APH museum. I hope these inspire you to plan your own visit!
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