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American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/24/2014: American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND INC

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Louisville, KY

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Basic Organization Information

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/24/2014: American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND INC

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Physical Address: Louisville, KY 40206 
EIN: 61-0444640
Web URL: www.aph.org 
Blog URL: www.fredshead.info/ 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P86 Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services
O Youth Development
O12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
Year Founded: 1858 
Ruling Year: 1935 


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Mission Statement

To promote the independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing specialized materials, products, and services needed for education and life.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (GuideStar Exchange,
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July 2014)

Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2012

Total Revenue $18,002,166
Total Expenses $14,048,178

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July 2014)

Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2012

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Dr. Tuck Tinsley

Term:

Since July 1989

Profile:

Dr. Tuck Tinsley's positive leadership of the American Printing House for the Blind for over 25 years has guided the company to an era of collaboration with the entire field of blindness. By refocusing APH on its original mission of providing accessible textbooks, while opening the doors to the field and inviting adaptive product ideas, Dr. Tinsley has profoundly impacted the education of students who are blind and visually impaired. Among his accolades, he has received COSB's William H. English Leadership Award, the VisionServe Alliance Excellence in Leadership Award, the Kentucky AER Exceptional Service Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award in Business and Industry by the Florida State University College of Education. He serves on a number of boards and committees, including the Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation and the World Blind Union.

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Board Orientation & Education ?
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Yes
CEO Oversight ?
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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Yes
Ethics & Transparency ?
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Yes
Board Composition ?
Why does this matter? The best boards are composed of individuals who bring a variety of skills, perspectives, backgrounds, and resources to tackle the complex and strategic challenges confronting their organizations. BoardSource recommends that boards commit to diversity and inclusion by establishing written policies and practices, which include strategic and intentional recruitment of diverse board members, continual commitment to inclusivity, and equal access to board leadership opportunities.

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Yes
Board Performance ?
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Yes

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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in July 2014

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Programs

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Program Description:

APH manufactures braille, large print, recorded, CD-ROM, and tactile graphic publications, as well as a wide assortment of educational and daily living products. APH also offers a variety of services to assist consumers and professionals in the field of vision, such as Louis, a database listing materials available in accessible media from organizations across North America.

Program Long-Term Success:

- The APH Callahan Museum received the Kentucky History Awards -- Award of Merit in the General Awards Category for the exhibition entitled, "In Touch With Knowledge: The Educational History of Blind People." Awards of Merit are given to projects of outstanding quality that can serve as a statewide or national model. -"Termite Torpedo," an innovative new PC game designed to help students with low vision was developed.

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Program: Braille Books (GuideStar Exchange,
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Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Blind and Vision Impaired
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Program Description:

APH provides braille books to students across the USA.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit Additional Information
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Our aim is to continue to provide materials and services to blind and visually impaired children and adults. Our strategies include product research and development. We accomplish this through the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, our visionary workforce, and our donors. Our products change lives and lead to independence for those we serve. We offer free accessible recorded and braille magazines, and over 1000 adaptive products at cost or below. We obtain feedback from teachers, students, parents, and adult customers.
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