Ability Beyond Sight

Seeing Hands Dedicated to Your Well-being


Gordon De Witty

Chair

Sightless since childhood, music became a miraculous connection with the world around Gordon De Witty; by the age of 12 he was the “World’s Youngest Disc Jockey,” dishing out R&B, jazz, and pop music over the local waves of KZAM FM in Seattle. At 20, he pursued his natural abilities as a songwriter, producer, backup musician and recording artist, and worked with many top talents.  He subsequently co-founded Disabilities 2000 in 1998 and is a frequent keynote speaker for legislative changes promoting equality for people with disabilities. Today, he continues to push beyond barriers to eliminate the social obstacles confronting people with disabilities.  


Daniel Romero

Vice Chair

Daniel Romero, is an entrepreneur and an accomplished visionary man without sight.  His passion for life is admirable, coupled with the drive and enthusiasm required to propel himself into stardom.


Daniel was born in Paterson, New Jersey in the year 1993. He ventured out, in much of his youth, into the world...traveling from state to state. He was a brave and fearless passenger unafraid of the unknown; he flew solo on his first flight at the age of fourteen. Daniel explored states like Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, California, Florida, Pennsylvania and many more.  He evolved into the self-assured adult that lived on his own in Denver, Colorado for over a year; proving to family and friends that the world, rather sight unseen or not, is an oyster.  It was a local celebrity and a toy FM microphone that ignited the spark, which propelled the dream that solidified the success of Daniel becoming an on-air personality. This dream fulfilled catapulted him into the radio world. His experiences go as far as being a guest on one of the biggest morning shows in the country and also worked for the legendary Marc Anthony in the heart of New York City


Because he became fully aware of his destiny at such an early age, it is no surprise that, Daniel Romero began his own successful internet radio show. He has also hosted several successful internet radio shows including some of the internet’s top 40 radio stations. Daniel elevated his career to engage the political arena in outlets such as nonpartisan news networks.  He is an on air content creator, podcast host, music producer, song writer, voice over and manager of Breakbound Media, which is a non-profit multimedia company that supports people with disabilities through media activism. To complete Daniel’s resume of successful and outstanding achievements, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Ability Beyond Sight. Daniel, being cognizant of the barriers placed on the blind and visually impaired, is determined to make a declaration to the world that individuals who are visually impaired can maneuver in this world just as those with sight. The stigma will be altered and Daniel is the activist to revise and diversify the landscape for all people with disabilities.  Daniel's Social Media is available here Twitter: RadioDJDan Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/djdan567 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/radiodjdan Snapchat: DJDan567


Dr. Naeem Sharieff 

Treasurer

Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner, Educator, Author & Massage Therapist

Dr. Naeem Sharieff has had a varied career and a cluster of intellectual interests in law, teaching and research. He is the founder of Musculotendon Therapy Center and specializes in musculoskeletal injuries and pain management. Dr. Sharieff has numerous articles published in the United States and Abroad; and has written two books, Massage Therapy Medical Reports and Chiropractic Medical Reports and presently working on his third book Musculotendon Therapy as well as producing a tutorial video series of therapeutic modalities.  In 2011, Dr. Sharieff achieved the gold award for outstanding achievement in traditional martial arts and medicine by World Culture Economic Trade Federation, American Asian Federation and American Chinese Federation in the 13th World Cup Martial Arts Championship held in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Sharieff, who is visually impaired, brings a wealth of educational and hands-on-training to Ability Beyond Sight’s blind massage apprentices.