About Us

About The Blind Education Foundation

The Blind Education Foundation is an all-volunteer organization. It is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization. It is one of the family of charities associated with the Taylor Family Foundation (TTFF). The mission of the Blind Education Foundation is to fund specialized technology classes for blind children so they can learn to access their digital educational materials. Most school districts in the US do not provide this instruction.

About TTFF- our parent organization

The mission of The Taylor Family Foundation (TTFF) is to preserve wellness and enhance the quality of life for children in Northern California living with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, developmental differences, and youth at risk through unique therapeutic experiences and support. TTFF has been fundraising and supporting children in Northern California since 1990.

Why Don't Schools Provide This Service?

There are several reasons:

  • Digital technology has exploded, including technology for the blind. The number of blind students who need computer training exceeds the number of specialized teachers available to teach them.
  • Schools don't understand the need. Having a blind student is rare and most special education departments do not understand the complexity of teaching technology to the blind.
  •  It is expensive and time-consuming. Most school districts will not pay for it without a legal battle. The children need the training now, not after a years-long legal fight.

 

Hear Finn, one of our founders, talk about why BEF matters to blind students.

YOUR DONATIONS

GO A LONG WAY

TO HELP BLIND CHILDREN LEARN

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