BYTE Open House at Centennial Hall Thursday, October 26th, 5-8 pm

Mary Darden, Jim Jasey & Tyrone Locket

Saturday's Assistance Dog of the Day is...Yaro!!!

Yaro is a guide dog and is pictured below, with owner, Joy Atin-Shark. Way to go, Yaro!

Image of guide dog Yaro with owner, Joy Atin-Shark

Sunday: Rounding out Assistance Dog Week, we are highlighting two dogs today, Gretchen and Lucca! On the left is Gretchen with her owner Susan Vanino and on the right is Lucca with owner James Jasey! These guide dogs do an amazing job for their owners!

 image of guide dog, Gretchen with owner Susan Vanino and Lucca with owner James Jasey

This page contains organizations, agencies and individual member businesses that may be able to provide valuable information and/or assistance to you.

Americans with Disabilities Act -

Government Agencies

  • Equal Employment Opportunities Commission - For general inquiries or to begin the process of filing a complaint of discrimination, call 1-800-669-4000
  • Disabilities Rights, New Jersey - - Advocating and advancing the human, civil and legal rights of persons with disabilities. 210 South Broad St, Trenton, NJ 08608 Call (609) 292-9742


More Resources

  • American Council for the Blind (ACB) - Strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually-impaired people.

This page highlights some of the individuals and organizations who have shared their thoughts and experiences with our membership.

  • Diane Antonio, Publisher, SP Magazine
  • Dr. Robin Eubanks, PhD Professor at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

 Jim Jasey was a former Senior Inspector for the U.S. Customs Service for 27 yrs. Who, at 45 yrs old, lost his vision incidental to a car accident in 1999. Being the single-parentPresident of ”Beyond the Eyes”Visually Impaired multicultural Support Group of two sons motivated him to be extremely proactive in adjusting to his sudden loss of vision and acquiring skills that would enable him to head his household Jim serves as the President of “Beyond the Eyes" Visually Impaired multicultural support group, a merger of the African American Males Vocational Support Group & Women with a Vision.


 Mailing Address:


PO BOX 212

South Orange, New Jersey 07079


Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 




James Jasey, President   (973)763-6308


Diane Robinson, Vice-President  (973) 733-9565

 This section contains some information on products and a  few suppliers of some of the latest technology. Topics include:

  • News on JAWS
  • Zoom text
  • Magic
  • Apple software: iPhones, iPads etc, etc...
  • Bibles

Check out these suppliers:


Beyond The Eyes, Inc., (BYTE)  is a nonprofit organization established in 2007.


Our organization is a merging of two support groups that started convening approximately 6 years ago: the African American Males blind and Visually Impaired Vocational Support Group and the Women with Vision. These two met weekly at the New Jersey State Joseph Kohn Rehabilitation Center.


These groups were established by a rehabilitation counselor and a public information specialist.  Two blind and visually impaired consumers, Dan Brown and Diane Robinson, led their prospective groups for encouragement and direction to the underserved black and Hispanic community as well as other ethnicities and their families that see the need and can provide hope or need assistance.


Beyond The Eyes believes that together, we can live a productive life individually and collectively make an impact on society and maintain dignity, confidence, joy and peace in whatever career goals or life directions he or she chooses. 


Using assistive technology is a stepping stone, but there are many avenues in which all people, regardless of their current situation, have value and creative juices within, and can and should contribute to society’s advancement.  

'We work to fortify the group’s atmosphere of fellowship, sharing pain, hope and joy. Because 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.