The American Printing House for the Blind is the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind and 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.
Primary ServicesAPH designs and manufactures textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also manufactures hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. APH’s fully-accessible website (www.aph.org) features information about APH products and services, online ordering of products, and free information on a wide variety of blindness-related topics. One popular online service is the Louis Database, a free tool to help locate accessible books available from organizations across the U.S.
People ServedAPH’s products are useful to infants, preschoolers, elementary and high school students, and adults. APH primarily serves people who are visually impaired, although many of our products have application for people with learning disabilities and people with multiple disabilities.
Many of our products can be enjoyed by visually impaired and sighted students alike, making them useful for students who are in an inclusive classroom. With the exception of magazine subscriptions, our products may be purchased by anyone.
Ages ServedAll ages.