Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Interview with Carson Y. Nolan

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 04/28/2004

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American Printing House for the Blind, Education research, Employees, Product and market development

Call Number: 

2006.13.3

Carson Y. Nolan, retired APH President, talks about his work at the American Printing House for the Blind, which began in 1957 when he became director of the Educational Research Department. He mentions research projects (braille reading, map symbols, speech compression, and reference materials), development of the Instructional Materials Resource Center (IMRC), computerized braille translation, and automation used in talking book production. Other topics include the APH cafeteria, negotiation of the Teamsters Union contract, and development of the Lavender Braillewriter, as well as development of the Personnel Department and a company budget during his presidency.

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