Elisabeth Salzhauer Axel is the AEB Founder and Executive Director. She started AEB in 1987 because her grandmother, a gifted artist and lifelong art lover began to lose her sight. As they continued to visit museums together, they were dismayed by the lack of accommodations and services for blind, visually impaired, and disabled people. Elisabeth knew that she had to do something about that.
Many people do not realize that there are blind people who are interested in art. There are also many blind and visually impaired artists. Check out these links - they speak for themselves ~
Lisa Fittipaldi and Esref Armagan are artists who are blind.