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Laboratory for Learning

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Check out students' latest work, field trips, and stay in touch with the vibrant work of Art Beyond Sight Lab: a place for teachers, parents, and kids.

ABS's Art Beyond Sight Lab for Learning develops customized, multimodal curricula and programs for children and adults of all abilities. Explore our ongoing work, tested approaches, activities, and resources. And we invite you to use them in your work.

Check the Lab Blog on the right to keep up with what's new.

Projects and Curricula for Children and Young Adults

Social and Independent Living Skill Through the Arts
ABS pilot projects at New York City schools. Includes curricula, recordings of original songs, classroom demonstrations, and teacher interviews.

Dressing for Success: Dressing Skills and Social Skills

Come to the Table: Food, Table Skills, and Etiquette

Standing Tall: Self Presentation and Communication Skills

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Art Programs for Adults

Memories & Life Voyages in the Arts: An ABS pilot program at senior centers




Art of Ancient Egypt: A distant education course at the Hadley School for the Blind, adapted from ABS’s Art History Through Touch and Sound.




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Art History Through Touch and Sound

A history of art from prehistoric to contemporary

  • Images with Verbal Descriptions and Sound Enrichment
  • Printable Tactile Diagrams with Guidance of Hands
  • Art Activities and Teaching Tips




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American Art

Paintings from the colonial period to the 20th century

  • Audio introductions and verbal descriptions
  • Teaching activities and high-res images to download, produced in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.




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New York Beyond Sight

New York City as you’ve never heard it before!

  • Prominent New Yorkers use Verbal Description to make New York accessible to all.
  • Visit your favorite landmark buildings, historic sites, and public art.






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Vincent Van Gogh had Glaucoma...

A visual essay of five paintings by well-known artists who had visual impairments.

aAfter you click on a painting, roll your cursor over the painting to see a graphic overlay showing how the visual impairment may have affected the artist’s work.

Use the Essay as a compelling introduction to Disability Awareness Training.


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