Happy 30th Birthday ABS!
Art Beyond Sight (ABS) a 501(c)(3) organization supports access and inclusion to arts and culture, recreation, sports and entertainment, for people with any physical or cognitive disability, or mental health condition. Our service to the NYC community informs the resources, training, and personalized advice we provide to the nation for the full integration of people with disabilities.
Our collaborative approach to research and exploration of innovative, effective, and impactful solutions has realized advances in multi-sensory learning and disability inclusion which are now standard practice.
Whether a person is born into disability or acquires one later in life due to injury, illness, or age, 56 million Americans with physical, cognitive disabilities or mental health conditions, and 1 billion individuals worldwide living with a disability, deserve the opportunity for full participation and employment.
Board of Directors
Board Chairman: Nicholas R. Williams Senior Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
Vice Chairman: Cheryl Green Rosario Director, Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy, Wyndham Worldwide
Secretary: Carole Gothelf, Ed.D. Director
of Individualized Supports, AHRC New York City
Nancy Aronson Philanthropist
Elisabeth Axel Founder, President and CEO,
Art Beyond Sight
Alec Egan Artist
Tahra Lore Grant Senior VP,
Corporate Communications Sony Pictures Entertainment
Jason R. Mischel Attorney
Blessing Offor Professional Singer
Richard Donald Smith, Ph.D. Musician, Educator, African Music Scholar & Music Faculty, UN International School
Sheldon Tannen Retired Restaurateur
Jennifer Teich, M.A. Project Coordinator,
AHRC New York City
Neil Tipograph, CPA, MBA Partner,
Imowitz, Koenig & Co., LLP
Harold Wenning Independent Vending Machine Operator, Member: National Federation of the Blind