American Printing House for the Blind

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Loretta Devore, a 2007 retiree of the American Printing House for the Blind, describes the various jobs that she held while working for the company. These include the production of braille book covers and labels, collating of printed materials in the Large Type Department, container production,...

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Gary Mudd, Vice President of Public Affairs, talks about his career at the American Printing House for the Blind, which began in 1986 in the Marketing Department. He later worked in Customer Relations and traveled throughout the country providing product training to teachers for the...

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Debbie Willis, the director of the Accessible Tests Department at the American Printing House for the Blind, talks about her role in the development of educational materials, which began in 1974 when she was hired as a research assistant in the Research Department and worked with June Morris on...

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Janet Williams talks about her work at the American Printing House for the Blind, where she retired as a braille proofreader in 2006. She describes the proofreading process, types of materials being proofread, and mentions supervisors, copyholders, and other proofreaders. She attended the...

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Verna Bell talks about working as a stereograph operator at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1957 until her retirement in the 1970s. She describes stereotyping and correcting braille printing plates for use on the presses. She also talks about making hand drawn illustrations for...

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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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Waunda Cox talks about her work as a tactile graphics tooler, braille transcriber and copyholder at the American Printing House for the Blind. She discusses new technology used in braille and tactile graphics production, including the use of computers and the PEARL (Plate Embossing Apparatus...

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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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Louis Kraus talks about his work at the American Printing House for the Blind from 1937 until his retirement as Machine Shop Supervisor in 1981. The Machine Shop primarily maintained plant equipment and provided other maintenance services, including production of braille slates. He describes...

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Charlie Norman talks about his work in the Large Type Department of the American Printing House for the Blind, where he worked as a supervisor in the printing press room from 1970 until his retirement in1990. He describes plate set-up, use of the presses, offset printing, long and short runs,...

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