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.

 

Beyond the Eyes, a non-profit organization whose vision is to form an alliance of individuals who are blind and visually impaired to create awareness of the issues and concerns of people who are differently-abled.

  • Jim Jasey is a member of The Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Northern Service Center Consumer Advisory Board.
  • Served on the State Rehabilitation Council;
  • A member of the NJ Blacks With Disabilities Coalition;
  • Served on the Board for the African American Employment Conference in 2005 spearheaded by the Department of Human Services.Served on the Board of Directors for DIAL, Inc., Center for Independent Living.
  • Actively involved in other efforts for equality and human rights:
  • Advocated, successfully, for the- installation of audible traffic lights
  • Pushed for assistive technology for the library in South Orange, NJ.
  • Insisted on the installation of audio described movies at the Clearview movie theater in South Orange.
  • In 2008 featured in SP (Single Parent) magazine article for raising children as a single father in spite of having no eyesight.