About AAF

An adolescent boy explores a tactile map of the united states.The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is a service agency that specializes in providing to blind people help that is not readily available to them from government programs or other existing service systems. It operates through countless volunteers across the nation, overseen by a volunteer board and a full-time executive director. Mark A. Riccobono currently serves in this position.

The purpose of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is to assist blind and deaf-blind persons in securing reading matter, to educate the public about blindness, to provide specialized aids and appliances to the blind, to give consultation to governmental and private agencies serving the blind, to offer assistance to those losing vision in their later years, to offer services to blind children and their parents, and to work toward improving the quality of life for the blind and deaf-blind. 

All of the board members of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults are blind and receive no financial compensation for their services. The members of the board have succeeded in a variety of occupations and activities and have learned to deal with blindness and its inconveniences.

A blind ibtc consultant explains how to use a notetaker to a blind visitor.The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults has its headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland and volunteer workers throughout the country.  Our office manages the Free Braille Books Program. Books are sent postage free to borrowers in the United States. The Action Fund also distributes free Braille calendars to blind and deaf-blind people on a nationwide basis.

Annual Report and Financial Statements

More information about the American Action Fund is available in our most recent annual report, our IRS form 990, and audited financial statements below.