American Printing House for the Blind

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Jack Decker, Vice President of Production at the American Printing House for the Blind, talks about APH production management and processes and how they have changed since 1981, when he began working at the company. Production areas that are mentioned include Braille, ATIC (Accessible Textbooks...

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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...

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Betty Wommack talks about working as Assistant Braille Editor at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1955 to 1960.

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Fred Gissoni talks about working at the American Printing House for the Blind as a customer service specialist. He joined the company in 1988 as the first technical support representative to APH customers and, in 1993, developed and organized Customer Service, which later became part of the...

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Mary Crawford talks about her work as a press operator in braille and large type production at the American Printing House for the Blind, the machinery and changes in processes, and her work in the company's ATIC (Accessible Textbooks) Department, where she operated Braillos and binding...

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Terry Hayes Sales talks about her experiences as a Talking Book narrator at the American Printing House for the Blind. In 1938, when she began her narrating career, recordings were made on wax masters. She describes working in the APH studios and the narration process.

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Gary Jones, who retired from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) in 2004, talks about working as a proofreader in the company's Talking Book Studio and as a worker in the Quality Control Department, where he checked recorded materials, as well as braillewriters that had been...

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Hilda Caton talks about her work in the Educational Research Department at the American Printing House for the Blind, beginning in 1970 through the 1980s. During this time, she supervised research for and development of several braille projects, including field testing and evaluation. She talks...

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Loretta Curry talks about working at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1970 until her retirement in 1999. She describes braille bookbinding, silk screening, braille typesetting, making page layouts for large type books, and using a Heidelberg Press. She mentions assisting with the...

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Fred Tumbrink talks about working as a machinist in the Maintenance Department of the American Printing House for the Blind from 1941 until his retirement in 1986. He mentions welding frames for braille writers, repairing stitching machines for the Bindery, and working on stereograph machines at...

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