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American Printing House for the Blind breaks ground on new museum

The Dot Experience aims to be the most accessible museum in the world.

Rendering of a multi-level brick building.

The Dot Experience was designed by Solid Light, a nationally recognized local design-build firm.

Rendering via American Printing House for the Blind

Crews have broken ground on the American Printing House for the Blind’s (APH) new museum The Dot Experience, a reference to the Braille language.

Part of a $55 million improvement project for its campus on Frankfort Avenue, The Dot Experience will bring awareness to blindness and low vision, highlight the contributions of iconic blind people like Louis Braille and Helen Keller, and share first-person stories of blindness.

Rendering of people inside a museum with various exhibits.

The new museum will boast 28,000 sqft of space for exhibits and galleries, which is about five times bigger than the existing one.

Rendering via American Printing House for the Blind

It also aims to be the most accessible museum in the world thanks to APH’s partnerships with Louisville’s Solid Light design institute and Prime Access Consulting.

The new $22 million museum will replace the current one — which closes on Sunday, June 4 to accommodate construction.

The Dot Experience plans to be open in 2025, but you can browse APH’s online exhibits anytime.

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