[AI] compitition

firoz firojjee at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 09:21:12 EST 2008

American Printing House for the Blind Announces Essay Contest

In celebration of 150 years of building independence for people who are
blind and visually impaired, the American Printing House for the Blind is
an essay contest.

Many lives have been enhanced in countless ways by the specialized
materials, products, and services needed for education and life that APH
has provided
throughout its existence.

We are inviting blind and visually impaired* children, adults, and the
professionals who serve them, to tell us how APH products have made an
impact on
their lives.

The contest is open to:

Students with a visual impairment who are enrolled in grades 3 through
12 for the 2007-2008 academic year . Adult consumers of APH products.
Teachers of
those who are visually impaired, rehabilitation counselors, and other
professionals in the field of blindness.

The writers will be competing for some terrific prizes. First place
winners in the adult categories and students in grades 9 through 12 will
be able to
choose either a Braille+ Mobile Manager or a $1,000 APH gift certificate.
Students in grades 3 through 8 who place first can opt for a Manual
Perkins Brailler
or an APH gift certificate worth $750.

The deadline for entry is April 1, 2008. The entry form, including the
official topic and all guidelines for preparing and submitting an essay,
is posted
on the APH website at: <

For print or braille copies of the entry form, contact Becky Snider:

Phone: 800-223-1839 or 502-895-2405, ext. 356

Fax: 502-899-2363 or email: 
rsnider at aph.org

*For the purposes of this contest, visual impairment is defined as
corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, or a

visual field limited to 20 degrees or less. This includes those who
function at the definition of blindness (FDB) listed above due to brain
injury or dysfunction.


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