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It’s All About That Pie: Crable’s Mini-meal

“I cook all the time now that I’ve been here as a student,” Chris says in this mini-meal video. He took his first shot at baking a pie – three pies actually, sour cream apple pies. He graduates next week! “Crable” is his CCB nickname.

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Friday’s Fish Flaying

Okay, it wasn’t that gruesome! But it was the 11th year that Professor Terry Harrison has led a shark dissection at the Colorado Center for the Blind. The idea was, and still is, to give blind youth a chance to get really hands-on with science. In this case, anatomy. Every year, Professor Harrison arrives about… Continue Reading Friday’s Fish Flaying

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Perez’s Mini-meal & the Mushroom Thief

The kitchens at CCB are just a few steps away from the lobby where Robert mans the front desk and management offices are located. Because our students are constantly cooking up amazing things in the kitchens, the odors filling the lobby area are sometimes maddenly wonderful. That was certainly the case a few weeks ago… Continue Reading Perez’s Mini-meal & the Mushroom Thief

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Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

So this is how Tuesday goes at CCB sometimes. First thing this morning Alie Mays came for our “Birdying by Ear” class. Seven of us reviewed recordings of local bird songs, then walked over to Sterne Park, where we heard mallards, doves, goldfinches and of course Canada geese. Today’s mascot was the belted kingfisher, an… Continue Reading Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

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See What Graham’s Doing Here

You hear from us all the time about what’s going on at the Center, so here’s a chance to get a student’s story from the very first. Graham arrived in Denver from Brooklyn in mid-October, and he’s been blogging each week about his time at the Center for his friends back home and wherever. Check… Continue Reading See What Graham’s Doing Here

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#Thanksgiving Turkeys and Structured Discovery

Before learning to carve a turkey, a blind person can greatly benefit from learning the bird by touch – how things are connected and how they will come apart. Since our students and Home Management staff started preparations for our own Thanksgiving meal (held a week before the actual holiday) Dishon Spears led students through… Continue Reading #Thanksgiving Turkeys and Structured Discovery

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Colorado Gives Day is December 6 – Support CCB! @ColoradoGives #COGivesDay

It’s that time again! Colorado’s largest day of online charitable giving is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, and again featuring an incentive fund of $1 million from the Community First Foundation and First Bank. You might remember that CCB was lucky enough to be featured on 9News’ coverage of the statewide giving program in 2014… Continue Reading Colorado Gives Day is December 6 – Support CCB! @ColoradoGives #COGivesDay

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Sharing art before next week’s Shared Visions @artacunningham @ArapahoeCC

With just a week to go before the third annual exhibit, “Shared Visions Collaborative Artworks”, some Center art students traveled to Arapahoe Community College to make some art and to offer some feedback to painting students on their tactile works. For their very first class with Ann Cunningham, the newest group of CCB art students… Continue Reading Sharing art before next week’s Shared Visions @artacunningham @ArapahoeCC

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From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016

Got about 20 minutes to be wowed? We’re just back from our 2016 National Federation of the Blind of Colorado Convention in Lone Tree from October 27 to 30. All staff and students attended and, since we’re an NFB training center (the NFB of Colorado started the Center in 1988), Executive Director Julie Deden always… Continue Reading From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016

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The Excited Hostess: Hindley’s Mini-meal

Hindley didn’t really cook when she first arrived at the Center. She’d never used a hot oven. That’s all changed, as her mini-meal clearly demonstrated:

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