Originally named the American Brotherhood for the Blind, the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults was established in 1919. Since that time, we have provided programs and services to the blind and deafblind mostly without cost and always with an emphasis on Braille. We inspire the fundamental importance of independence, Braille literacy, tactile fluency, and equality for the blind.
2024 Free Braille Books Announced
Every year, we break new ground by offering fresh and interesting titles and series that are sometimes overlooked in the Braille community.
Braille Readers Are Leaders Winners!
In our Braille Readers Are Leaders contest, children and adults across the U.S. compete to read the most Braille pages alongside other participants in similar contest categories. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to all participants and supporters.
Access the book series from Scholastic written by Tracey West about the adventures of a variety of eight-year-old boys and girls who are teamed up with dragons.
The 2023 Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship Winner: Trisha Kulkarni
The Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship is the largest scholarship granted in the United States to a legally blind person. It is given annually to a legally blind student who exemplifies the fruits of Dr. Jernigan's teachings. Dr. Jernigan changed perceptions regarding the capabilities of the blind in this country and throughout the world.
The winner of the 2023 Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship is Trisha Kulkarni of Ohio.