[tabi] Fwd: [Nfbnet-master-list] American Action Fund Makes Free Braille Books Available Online

  • From: Lighthouse of the Big Bend <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 11:24:39 -0500

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>Chris Danielsen
>(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
>(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
>American Action Fund Makes Free Braille Books Available Online
>Baltimore, Maryland (February 28, 2012): The
>American Action Fund for Blind Children and
>Adults (AAF) is making its free Braille books
>for blind children available online as
>downloadable BRF files.  Since 1997, the AAF has
>provided popular and award-winning children’s
>books, including titles from popular series, to
>blind children throughout the <?xml:namespace
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>/>United States as well as to libraries and
>other organizations that serve blind
>children.  The books have been and will continue
>to be distributed by mail, but now readers and
>libraries will also be able to download them
>American Action Fund Web site. The BRF files are
>ready to be used on Braille notetakers and other Braille-aware devices.

>Barbara Loos, president of the American Action
>Fund for Blind Children and Adults, said: “The
>American Action Fund is pleased to make our free
>Braille books for blind children available on
>the Internet.  Technology is making Braille more
>widely available than ever before, and we are
>proud to become part of this exciting trend.”
>Dr. Marc Maurer, AAF executive director, said:
>“Braille literacy is one of the highest
>predictors of success in later life for blind
>students, so we want to do everything in our
>power to ensure that blind children have free
>and easy access to Braille books.  This
>initiative will set blind children on a path to
>achievement and independence­not to mention
>giving them the simple joy of reading a good book.”
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