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Margaret Von

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American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
May 31, 2011

Though APH serves many important functions in the VI community, it is very clear that it is beginning to lack cohesive in-house leadership and a proactive direction. The organization could utilize technological advances more effectively with more direct emphasis on modernization of outmoded items.

Traveling to APH is a step back in time. While this could be seen as a positive for some businesses, in one that should be current with cutting edge developments, it is not a compliment. Equipment appears worn and antique. Staff diversity is lacking and in positions of strategic import and authority, this is all but invisible.

I have donated to the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. for 30 years in some capacity or another. I will continue to do so but will be more apt to make larger donations should the Board of Trustees take a closer look at moving the organization a few leaps into the future.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

via the benefits of products and books for visually impaired family members.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

New Leadership Better Planning for the future through greater utilization of modern technologies. This may mean that it is time for APH to include younger and more diverse voices in its strategic planning. Greater organizational transparency

MY ROLE:
Donor & Donor/Visitor.