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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.

    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

    Abacus Bee 2024

    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
    New Hive Resources & Connect the Dots Officially Launches

    New Hive Resources & Connect the Dots Officially Launches

    On this episode of Change Makers, learn more about the Hive’s newest course on the topic of reading, designed for educators but also helpful for caregivers. The course was developed through a partnership with the state of Ohio and offers one of a kind learning with access to unique, accessible, resources. After that, hear about our recent event that announced a grant from PNC Foundation that will fund the delivery of the first official program of The Dot Experience, in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library.
     
    On this podcast
    NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerAmy Campbell, APH Hive DirectorShawna Benson, Program Director, Teaching Diverse Learners Center at OCALIAngelica Gagaliardi, Outreach Specialist Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALIChristine Croyle, Program Director for OCALIErin Sigmund, Community Relations and Policy AdvisorAdditional Links 
    APH HiveThe Outreach Center for Deafness and BlindnessLiteracy Access for AllAPH MuseumAPH Museum Connect the DotsPNC FoundationLouisville Free Public LibraryConnect the Dots, powered by PNC Foundation schedule
    Sat., Jan. 6 - Happy Birthday Louis Braille at the Northeast Regional Library (15 Bellevoir Circle)Sat., Feb. 17 - Light and Shadow at the Main Library (301 York St.)Sat., March 30 - “How do people who are blind read?” at the Highlands Shelby Park Library (1250 Bardstown Road)Sat., April 13 - Career: Sports at the Iroquois Library (601 W. Woodlawn Ave.)Sat., May 18 - “How do people who are blind do math?” at the Main Library (301 York St.)Sat., June 15 - Happy Birthday Helen Keller at the St. Matthews Library (3940 Grandview Ave.)Sat., July 13 - Touch and Texture at the South Central Regional (7300 Jefferson Blvd.)Sat., Aug. 3 - Career: Cooking at the Southwest Regional Library (9725 Dixie Highway)Sat., Sept. 28 - “How do people who are blind navigate?” at Newburg Branch Library (4800 Exeter Ave.)Sat., Oct. 19 - Sound and Vibration at Western Library (604 S. 10th St.)Sat., Nov. 2 - Career: Science at South Central Regional Library (7300 Jefferson Blvd.)Sat., Dec. 14 - “Happy Holidays Mary Ingalls!” at Jeffersontown Branch Library (10635 Watterson Trail)

    • 43 min
    Looking Ahead to 2024

    Looking Ahead to 2024

    On this episode, hear from APH leaders about the past 12 months, and what’s ahead for the next few months.

    On This Episode (In Order of Appearance)
    NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerCraig Meador, Ed.D., APH President.Anne Durham, APH Vice President, Chief Officer Innovation and StrategyPaul Schroeder, APH Vice President, Impact and Outreach Additional Links
    The Braille Metamorphosis has BegunPaul Schroeder performs Highway to BraillePublic Witness Hearing - Labor, Health and Human Services, Education,  and Related Agencies

    • 46 min
    Preparing for a Guide Dog

    Preparing for a Guide Dog

    On this episode, we’re learning about what it takes to prepare for a guide dog. On episode 61, Canes vs. Guide Dogs, we learned how guide dogs are trained, now we’re going to hear from someone expecting a guide dog detail the process. After that, hear cool gift ideas for the upcoming holidays.

    On this Podcast (In Order of Appearance)
    NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerLeslie Weilbacher, APH Outreach Specialist – Northwest RegionMelisa Matthews, Digital Content Manager Family ConnectAddie Tighe, College StudentJoseph Hodge, APH Lead Technical Quality Assurance Analyst Additional Links 
    Guide Dogs for the BlindGuiding Eyes for the BlindLeader Dogs For the BlindSeeing Eye DogsFeel n’ Peel Sheets, Carousel of TexturesGraphic Art TapeLEGO Braille Bricks Walk/Run for Fitness KitTactile Clothing TapeTalking GlowDiceAccessible Code and Go MouseGoogle Pixel TabletRC Snap Rover Access KitChameleon 20

    • 27 min

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