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American Printing House has a big goal: a future that belongs to everyone. For more than 160 years APH has created products that provide access for people who are blind or low vision. To create a world that welcomes everyone, we know it's going to take a lot of change makers. Join us as we highlight the people who are making the biggest difference in our field. We'll talk to everyone from CEOs to students. Know someone we should highlight? Email communications@aph.org.

Change Makers: A Podcast from APH American Printing House

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American Printing House has a big goal: a future that belongs to everyone. For more than 160 years APH has created products that provide access for people who are blind or low vision. To create a world that welcomes everyone, we know it's going to take a lot of change makers. Join us as we highlight the people who are making the biggest difference in our field. We'll talk to everyone from CEOs to students. Know someone we should highlight? Email communications@aph.org.

    Abacus Bee 2024 Takes Place

    Abacus Bee 2024 Takes Place

    On this episode of Change Makers, enjoy hearing roving interviews from the 2024 Abacus Bee. Held in Louisville, Ky. students from across the country came to demonstrate their math skills on the abacus. After that, hear from APH's Erin Sigmund about the next Connect the Dots, powered by PNC Foundation event.

    On this Podcast (In order of appearance)
    NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerSarah Vanderpool, parentMary Herod, parentMelisa Matthews, APH Digital Content Manager ConnectCenterJennifer Brooks, APH Outreach Regional Specialist - Northcentral RegionJohn Tracey, Simons Foundation Program Director, Science, Society and CultureRyan Jenkins, Abacus Bee participantLison, parentTiffany Stevens, TVILouis, Abacus Bee participantJoe Strechay, Producer and ConsultantMcKenzie Gibson, Abacus Bee participantMaggie, Abacus Bee participantLeanne Grillot, APH Senior Director of Outreach ServicesErin Sigmund, APH Community Relations and Policy AdvisorAdditional Links
    Abacus Bee 2024 FinalsAbout the Abacus BeeSimons FoundationConnect the Dots 2024

    • 32 min
    Advocating for your Child - A Roundtable Discussion Part 2

    Advocating for your Child - A Roundtable Discussion Part 2

    On this episode of Change Makers, we continue our conversation about how parents, grandparents and education professionals advocate for their children, in school and in public. They’ll share their experiences and what they’ve learned on this journey.

    Podcast Participants (In order of appearance)
    Sara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerMelisa Matthews, APH Digital Content Manager APH ConnectCenter FamilyConnectRob Harris, FatherAngela Baldwin, GrandmotherJana Villemez, Family Engagement Initiative at NCDB and Licensed Clinical Social WorkerAdditional Links
    Attending the APH ConnectCenter Family RetreatRosie the ResilientAPH FamilyConnect

    • 26 min
    Advocating for your Child - A Roundtable Discussion Part 1

    Advocating for your Child - A Roundtable Discussion Part 1

    On this episode of Change Makers, hear how parents, and education professionals advocate for their children, in school and in public. They’ll share their experiences and what they’ve learned on this journey. 
    Podcast Participants
    Sara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerMelisa Matthews, APH Digital Content Manager APH ConnectCenter FamilyConnectKrista Reid, MotherAngel Webb, MotherTiffany Buzzard, MotherAmy Shephard, EducatorAdditional Links
    APH ConnectCenterBringing Braille Basics HomeSelf Advocacy and Teamwork are the Name of the GameRaising a Child who is Blind to Know She Can Do AnythingParent Advisory Board: When Personal and Professional Roles MergeEmail Change Makers

    • 50 min
    The Dot Experience 2024 Update

    The Dot Experience 2024 Update

    On this episode of Change Makers, we’re checking in on the Dot Experience. We’ll get an update on the latest in the process, learn about the prototyping groups, and the important feedback they’re providing, and hear the thought process that goes into making everything in the museum touchable. After that, learn about the influencer campaign and learn about the most recent Connect the Dots, powered by PNC foundation event.

    Participants
    Sara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerJo Haas, APH Vice President of Advancement and the Dot Experience  Museum FundraisingPaul Schroeder, APH Vice President Impact and OutreachJackson King, Solid Light Project ManagerMarje Kaiser, Ed.D., APH Board memberErin Sigmund, APH Community Relations and Policy Advisor
    Additional Links
    The Dot ExperienceSolid LightLegacies of Influence: Honoring the Impactful Individuals in Our LivesConnect the Dots, powered by PNC FoundationEmail Change Makers

    • 44 min
    Black History Month: Eye Health Among African Americans

    Black History Month: Eye Health Among African Americans

    On this episode during Black History Month, we’re examining how diseases commonly found among African Americans can impact eyes. After that, hear feedback about the recent monarch teacher and professional training.

    On this podcast (In order of appearance)
    NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerJoern Soltau, M.D., UofL Physician – Eye SpecialistLeslie Weilbacher, APH Outreach Regional Specialist - Northwest RegionJeff Schwartz, APH Director of Regional Training and Outreach - Education & Outreach
    Additional Links
    High Blood Pressure Symptoms from the CDCHigh Blood Pressure from the American Heart AssociationDiabetes Symptoms from the Mayo ClinicWhat is Diabetes from the CDCGlaucoma Symptoms from the Mayo ClinicGlaucoma information from the Cleveland ClinicDiabetic Retinopathy from the Mayo ClinicDiabetic Retinopathy information from Johns Hopkins MedicineTips to Prevent Vision Loss from the CDCAssistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)Mastering the MonarchBuilding an Early Tactile Foundation for Graphics UnderstandingAPH HiveEmail Change Makers

    • 25 min
    Abacus Bee 2024 Preview

    Abacus Bee 2024 Preview

    On this episode of Change Makers we are talking about the upcoming Abacus Bee. Held in March, this event will host the best and brightest abacus students right here in Louisville, Kentucky.

    On this Podcast (In Order of Appearance)
    NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerJennifer Brooks, APH Outreach Specialist – NorthCentral Region 
    Additional Links
    Abacus Bee 2024About APH Abacus BeeConnect the Dots, powered by PNC Foundation

    • 17 min

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