Welcome to DAAF: Florida

Education, organization and innovation.  These are the tools we are using in our fight to help the disabled enjoy the quality of life that all human beings deserve.

The FDAAF is dedicated to raising awareness of issues affecting the disabled community, educating the public to fight misinformation and stereotypes and offering products and services to improve the lives of millions of people.

"I've only been in a wheelchair for about a year, and it's profoundly affected how I view the world. I'm still struggling to understand my limits compared to what I used to be able to do."

− Stephen, Paraplegic

"When people talk to me after noticing I'm blind, I can hear the pity in their voices. I don't want to be pitied. I want to be treated as an equal, not as a victim of circumstance."

− Michael, blind from a young age

"The world is a lot bigger through my eyes. A small trip to the bus stop can feel like a long journey."

− Devin, paraplegic

"Some days, I feel like everyone is looking at me like I'm inconveniencing them just by existing. We need an open dialogue to find out what the cause of these stigmas are."

− Sam, Paraplegic

"My friends often see the world differently just by intereacting with me they notice things and think of the problems they haven't before. I wanted to make the greater public "think" and "notice, but I haven't heard of a nonprofit that presents the world from the disability perspective."

− Ralph Strzalkowski, President, DAAF

What makes us unique

Perspective

The FDAAF has members from all walks of life, giving us the ability to look at issues from a variety of viewpoints.

Dedication

Our team shares a passion for equality and quality of life for all people, and is dedicated to helping the disabled community achieve these. 

Talent

We have people who excel at programming, art and creating and executing new ideas.

You (hopefully)

The success of the FDAAF depends us building a strong community of supporters.

What’s new

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Sometimes, it can be difficult to make out what’s going on in a movie, especially during dark scenes with a dimly lit theater screen. People with visual impairments have an…

The Comedian’s Plight

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As the crowd cheered for the comedian who just went off stage, it was clear the next performer would be different.  He had to perform on the floor in front…

The Goals of DAAF Revealed

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The middle-aged woman was met with hesitation when she applied for a job as a receptionist.  The employer asked how the blind woman might know to press an alarm button…

Be My Guest

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