Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Interview with June Morris

Date of Interview: 

Thu, 05/06/2004

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

Call Number: 

2006.13.6

June Morris, retired APH Executive Vice President, talks about her work at the American Printing House for the Blind. She describes the Educational Research Department, which she directed; its organization and some of the department's research and product development projects, including "learning through listening" materials (which led to the development of specially designed cassette player recorders); adaptations of scholastic achievement tests; development of low vision evaluation and training materials; voice indexing for World Book Encyclopedia and other recorded reference materials as part of the Aural Study System project; the Sensory Stimulation Kit for multi-handicapped children; and software development for computer use, including Studio Recorder. Morris also discusses the creation of the Central Catalog database (later known as APH CARL and, then, LOUIS) and of the APH Model Shop. Also, mentioned are Teamsters Union negotiations and introduction of the every-other-Friday off schedule for APH union members.

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