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Our Mission:

The mission of the National Federation of the Blind is to achieve widespread emotional acceptance and intellectual understanding that the real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight but the misconceptions and lack of information which exist. We do this by bringing blind people together to share successes, to support each other in times of failure, and to create imaginative solutions.


Free Braille Books Program

Girl reading BrailleIn 1997 the AAF started this program to provide blind children a free Braille book every month from a popular children’s reading series. The books are for the children to keep and collect for as long as they want them. The titles published every month are the same titles that are available in bookstores and public libraries everywhere. In the past ten years over one hundred seventy titles from popular children’s reading series were distributed to thousands of blind children.

Because reading interests and trends change, the AAF periodically reviews and changes the titles offered. Between February 1, 2007, and December 30, 2007, the AAF offered a total of seventeen books: six books with a sports theme by Matt Christopher for youth (grades 3-5, but also enjoyed by older readers); five books from the My Weird School chapter books series (grades 2-4); and six books from the Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist chapter book series (grades 2-4).

Participants may choose to receive all or any combination of these titles, as they like. And the books are free and theirs to keep. Blind youth, blind parents, teachers of the blind, schools, and libraries serving the blind are eligible to participate in this program. Participants may enroll in or withdraw from the program at any time.

To register, fill out our Free Braille Books online application, or use the Word version of our Free Braille Books application to mail, fax, or e-mail to the address below:

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
Free Braille Books Program
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2361
Fax: (410) 659-5129
http://www.actionfund.org/
brailleaction@actionfund.org



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