Jeff Harrington is CEO at the Earle Baum Center of the Blind. As Director of Technology he teaches people with sight loss to use technology.
Nominator: “Jeff is blind and is the current interim CEO at the Earle Baum Center of the Blind. Jeff is also the Director of Technology and leads a team of instructors, including himself, in teaching people with all degrees of sight loss to use technology to enhance their lives.”
IMAGE: A smiling man stands next to a large brown shape that could be a desk. The man is drawn in simple outlines with a large paintbrush. Oval blobs of green are added to his pants and the background with a spray. A glowing orange blob surrounds his head and shoulders, and paint from the blobs drips to the bottom of the paper.
Jonathan Valvidias from NIAD prefers moody colors but goes multi-pigmented for the many images he says are self-portraits. The resulting narratives reflect his self-perception and emotional sensitivities as well as his mastery of acrylics.