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Art Beyond Sight/Art Education For The Blind
589 Broadway
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10024
(212) 334-8720 (Local)
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Brief Description

Art Education for the Blind Publications Art History Through Touch and Sound: A Multisensory Guide for the Blind and Visually Impaired (multimedia package) Art Beyond Sight: A Resource Guide to Art, Creativity, and Visual Impairment (book published by AEB and AFB Press) Art Beyond Sight. A Demonstration of Practical Techniques for Teaching Art to People with Visual Impairments (video produced by MOMA and AEB) Art History Through Touch and Sound: A Multisensory Guide for the Blind and Visually Impaired (multimedia package) A groundbreaking multi-volume art history series for people who are blind or visually impaired that is the result of nine years of research, development, and testing by Art Education for the Blind. The series spans the history of art, from prehistoric through contemporary, guiding the reader through a journey that has long been denied to blind and visually impaired audiences. Each volume contains a bound book of tactile diagrams and a companion audio narrative. The diagrams use a lexicon of seven standardized patterns, enabling the reader to acquire a tactile vocabulary. The narrative guides the reader through the diagrams, providing art historical information and richly detailed descriptions of major monuments in the history of art. The success of this two-part system depends on these complimentary components. Professional art historians collaborated with Art Education for the Blind's development team to create audio narratives that convey the historical richness and formal range of some 30,000 years of visual art. Six volumes of this series were co-published by the American Printing House for the Blind and Art Education for the Blind. For information on purchasing them, contact: coordinator@artbeyondsight.org. Back to top Art Beyond Sight: A Resource Guide to Art, Creativity, and Visual Impairment (book published by AEB and AFB Press) A 500-page book that addresses all aspects of developing museum and community art education programs for individuals with visual impairments. With the companion video described below, this book serves as a training tool for museum educators, school teachers, or anyone working directly with adults or children with vision loss. You can buy this publication from our co-publisher American Foundation for the Blind. Back to top Art Beyond Sight. A Demonstration of Practical Techniques for Teaching Art to People with Visual Impairments (video produced by the Museum of Modern Art and Art Education for the Blind, narrated by Meredith Viera) A one-hour video documentary demonstrating how to make art accessible to children and adults with sight loss; this is followed by eight short bonus instructional features with detailed information on different learning tools, including verbal description, touch tours, tactile diagrams, and art making. With the companion book, Art Beyond Sight: A Resource Guide to Art, Creativity, and Visual Impairment, this video serves as a training tool for anyone working directly with adults or children with sight loss. You can buy this video from the American Foundation for the Blind or the American Association of Museums. Copyright Art Education for the Blind 2005 Back to top Services About Us Calendar Donate Yellow Pages Home Art Beyond Sight >>> About Us >>> About Art Education for the Blind Site Map About Us About AEB About ABS About this site Partners Newsletters Press Releases Press Room Contact AEB Calendar Donate Yellow Pages © Art Education for the Blind Site Credits Contact Network Teach Learn Change HEAR THE PLACES Bethesda Terrace, Trinity Church, Battery Promenade, Louis Armstrong House... MEET THE NEW YORKERS Agnes Gund, Marty Markowitz, Adrian Benepe, Betsy Palmer... New York as you've never heard it before! Prominent New Yorkers describe their favorite works of art and culture, architecture, and city landmarks. Hear politicians, actors, artists, business and community leaders use Verbal Description to make New York's visual culture accessible to all—including people with visual impairments. What is Verbal Description? A way of using words to represent the visual world. It helps people who are blind or visually impaired to form mental images of what they cannot see, and provides a new perspective for people with sight. NEW YORK BEYOND SIGHT is the latest project from Art Beyond Sight/Art Education for the Blind (AEB) that fulfills its unique mission. It recently received a Jodi Awards "Commendation for Compelling Content." Learn more about the Jodi Awards and this commendation, see: http://www.jodiawards.org.uk For more than 20 years, Art Beyond Sight/Art Education for the Blind (AEB) has created ways for people without sight to understand art, to appreciate art, and to be affected by art – art usually thought of as purely visual. Find out more about AEB Donate and Support the work of AEB Back to top A Project of AEB ©2007 Art Education for the Blind Website & Photo Credits

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