Art Education for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Art Education for the Blind
589 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Coordinator@ArtBeyondSight.org
http://www.artbeyondsight.org/

Brief Description

AEB’s mission is to make art, art history, and visual culture accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. Our goal is to provide and promote the tangible benefits of art education, museum visits, and art making for children and adults with sight loss – to give those who cannot see equal access to the world’s visual culture and the opportunity to experience the life-enhancing power of art.

Staff

Elisabeth Salzhauer-Axel, Executive Director

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Coordinated by Art Education for the Blind, Inc., Art Beyond Sight Collaborative is dedicated to making the visual arts play a vital role in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. The Collaborative includes:

      Community-based groups and local affiliates of national agencies
      Museums and other arts-related organizations
      Elementary and high schools
      Colleges and universities
      National and international advocacy groups
      Blind, visually impaired, and sighted art enthusiasts.

      Internationally, the Art Beyond Sight Collaborative provides a forum for ongoing interdisciplinary dialogues among researchers and practitioners who share expertise and materials. On the local level, the collaborative assists museum professionals and educators, parents, artists, and art lovers to create vehicles for lasting change in their communities.
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