Beyond The Eyes, Inc., (BYTE) is a nonprofit organization established in 2007.
Our organization is a merging of two support groups, the African American Male Blind & Visually Impaired Vocational Support Group and the Women with Vision Group that began convening many years ago. These two groups met weekly at the New Jersey State Joseph Kohn Rehabilitation Center.
The groups were established by a rehabilitation counselor and a public information specialist. Two blind and visually impaired leaders, Dan Brown and Diane Robinson, led their prospective groups for encouragement and direction to underserved communities of color.
Beyond The Eyes believes that together, we can live a productive life individually and collectively. We can make an impact on society and maintain dignity, confidence, joy and peace in our career goals and life choices.
Using assistive technology is a steppingstone, but there are many avenues in which all people, can and should contribute to society’s advancement.
"We work to fortify an atmosphere of fellowship by sharing pain, hope and joy. Pain shared is pain cut in half, but joy shared is joy doubled."
"We hold these truths to be self evident that all people are created equal."