The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind is in the American Printing House for the Blind at 1839 Frankfort Ave. Among the museum's interactive exhibits are early printing equipment, an operable mechanical braille writer on which guests can write in braille and take away a copy, computer software designed for the visually impaired and an area in which visitors may compare braille to alphabets using raised letters. A copy of the book “An Essay on the Education of the Blind,” published in France in 1786 and the first to include raised letters, the Book of Psalms from Helen Keller’s bible and the piano used by Stevie Wonder when he was a student at the Michigan School for the Blind are displayed.
Self-guiding tours Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30, Sat. 10-3. Guided tours Mon.-Thurs. at 10 and 2. Closed holidays, Derby Day (first Sat. in May), day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.