Every year, the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults provides, free of charge, more than 10,000 Braille calendars to blind and deafblind people throughout the United States.
Future Reflections is a quarterly magazine for parents and teachers of blind children that offers resources and information based on the National Federation of the Blind's positive philosophy of blindness. It is published by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in partnership with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, a division of the National Federation of the Blind.
The UEB Handbook of Braille Contractions (updated 2016) is an excellent reference guide for looking up Braille contractions. Arranged alphabetically in both Braille and print/Braille, it is easy to use for the beginning Braille student, blind or sighted, child or adult.
Oskar and Klaus Books
With a generous grant from the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults, Oskar and Klaus books are available in print/Braille at the same price as the print version.
Dragon Masters is a book series from Scholastic that features a clever, brave, and blind character named Tessa. We are pleased to make this series available on our website in BRF files for blind children and their families to enjoy.
Pedro and the Octopus
Pedro and the Octopus is a tactile Twin Vision® book commissioned by the American Action Fund For Blind Children and Adults. With print and Braille text written by Deborah Kent, and creative, colorful, and captivating tactile illustrations by Ann Cunningham, this book can be enjoyed through vision and touch.
Braille Book Resources
We maintain a list of Braille book resources where you can find free books, lending library services, and books for sale.
International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind
Jointly managed by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults and the National Federation of the Blind, the International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind is a comprehensive technology evaluation, demonstration, and training facility located at the National Federation of the Blind's national headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.
What is Braille?
According to the American Heritage Dictionary, Braille is "a system of writing and printing for blind or visually impaired people, in which varied arrangements of raised dots representing letters and numerals are identified by touch." Its importance to the blind cannot be overstated.
Facts about Blindness
Thousands of people in the United States become blind every year. It need not be a tragedy. Being informed about blindness can make the difference, and learning more can help you gain understanding and acceptance of blindness and the possibilities that await you or someone you know.