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Art Education for the Blind (AEB)
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Main address: Exec Dir: Ms Elisabeth Salzhauer Axel, 589 Broadway - 4th floor, 10012, New York NY, United States of America, Tel: (1 212) 334 8721, E-mail:
aeb (at) artbeyondsight.org
, E-mail (2):
director (at) artbeyondsight.org
Make art, art history, and visual culture accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Creates accessible art and art education programs for museums; provides educational materials and guidance to help museums establish and maintain these programs; coordinates activities of the 'Art Beyond Sight Collaborative'; advances knowledge in the issues of blindness, art, sensory perception and capabilities of blind people by bringing together professionals working in many different disciplines; encourages people who are blind or visually impaired to create art and helps them promote their work.
Art Beyond Sight: A Resource Guide to Art, Creativity, and Visual Impairment
Art History Through Touch and Sound: A Multisensory Guide for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Handbook for Museums and Educators
- online. Videos.
Not a membership organization.
UNESCO NGO Section Data
Type of Relation with UNESCO
Programme sector: ED
Programme sector: SC
Programme sector: SHS
Programme sector: CLT
Programme sector: CII
Programme sector: BSP
Programme sector: AFR
Name and contact details of NGO focal point at UNESCO
M. Storti Davide
1987 Creation 2008 Admission to Operational Relations (179 EX/35) (179 EX/Dec.35)
Contribution to UNESCO's programmes
Autumn 2007: AEB has coordinated, in London and in New York, a two-part international conference on multi-modal learning where ADG/CI presented a keynote address, during the Art Beyond Sight Awareness month. AEB is planning to work closely with CI on accessibility standards for community multimedia centres, libraries and archives and on ICT and access to information and knowledge for people with disabilities.